These are the words of John McConnell, activist for peace and author of an Earth Day Proclamation to the United Nations. In it, he asked “all individuals and institutions” to “think and act as Trustees of Earth.”
The Library won’t formally celebrate Earth Week until April, but that doesn’t mean that we’re waiting until then to act. Here at the Library, many of us are trying to make “green choices.” We’re finding ways to incorporate little changes into our daily lives to foster a more sustainable future for ourselves, our workplace, and our community. We can choose to use reusable dishes and utensils, drink tap water, buy recycled paper and local produce. We can choose to recycle our batteries, walk or bike to work, or take shorter showers. And we don’t have to wait until April to start.
Soon, we’ll be telling you all about the upcoming programs of Earth Week: container gardening, beauty products, worm composting, movies, kids’ books, and more. Till then, know that many of us will be looking forward to the first green of spring by thinking greener and acting greener.
Check out our 2011 Earth Week programming now!
None of us has to do any of these things. But it’s nice to know that when we do, we can make a difference.