Let's face it, many of us have come to take Earth Day for granted, perhaps just as we do with the Earth itself. It passes each year with a few stories in the newspaper about planting trees, and then...back to business as usual.
But business as usual is destroying the very things we need to survive. WE'VE NEVER NEEDED SO MUCH TO NOT TAKE THE EARTH FOR GRANTED! We humans are in deep trouble because our current practices are undermining the conditions that make our civilization possible, whether from carbon emissions or loss of biodiversity.
So this year we're calling for an Accountable Earth Day. Let's use this moment to hold at least one decision maker accountable for following through on promises to do better. If we all do that, just like in the spirit of the first Earth Day when millions of people participated, our world will change for the better. Our kids deserve no less.