April 21, 2017 by Petrea
Earth Day Every Day
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.