Earth Day Every Day

Caltech, Beckman Auditorium

Caltech campus, including the Beckman Auditorium

Tomorrow is Earth Day, thank goodness. We really should do this weekly, or at least monthly.

Lately I’ve been learning about everything from Zero Waste Living to Never Buy Anything. The former is a goal, the latter an impossibility. Even if you take food out of the equation I still need undies, and I’m not about to use recycled ones. I could, however, put the old ones in the compost as long as they’re 100% cotton.

But there are a lot of other things I can do, including using my reusable coffee cup, refusing to drink through a straw, taking public transportation, and saying no no no to styrofoam containers.

You can join the March for Science tomorrow in many cities. The Pasadena March for Science begins at Caltech with some amazing speakers, and moves on up to Memorial Park for closing ceremonies. It should be a nice walk with lots of interesting people (astrophysicists! earth scientists! artists! politicians! not necessarily in that order!). I’m expecting some very witty signs.

And this weekend is the LA Times Festival of Books! It’s okay, you can do it all. Go to the Festival on Sunday, and have Earth Day every day.

#LA Times Festival of Books

Comments

  1. William Kendall - April 21, 2017 @ 12:46

    It’ll be a very busy weekend for you.

    This year, given the current state of things in the Oval Office, Earth Day seems to be a grassroots effort.

    • Petrea - April 21, 2017 @ 13:17

      It feels like it’s more important than ever.

  2. Lowell - April 22, 2017 @ 03:40

    When your government is doing everything it can to destroy Mother Earth, it becomes important that we do everything we can do replace the government!

    • Petrea - April 22, 2017 @ 08:50

      You know I agree 100%!

  3. llandudnopictures - April 26, 2017 @ 02:51

    You’re right, once a year isn’t really sufficient at all.

    • Petrea - April 26, 2017 @ 07:57

      I guess the idea is to teach everyone to put the principles into regular practice, so we try to do better each day.

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