I remember some of the original Earth Day. I don’t remember exactly but I would guess that about that time there was a several week class or seminar that was held in a local church about environmental awareness and there was a lot of coverage in the local news. My family was interviewed for the paper about my Dad using a manual push mower to mow the lawn and we had participated in a research project to measure pollution using a small collection device mounted in our yard.
There was a lot of awareness building and peer pressure to pick up trash and reduce and reuse.
Does it seem like we’re still fighting that uphill fight? I wish transportation would be more energy efficient. I would have guessed by now I wouldn’t be using gas or using a mere fraction of what I use in this supposedly efficient car. When I travel the roads are lined with trash, although civic-minded people sign up to clean it all up from time to time. Corporations still try to get away with stuff until someone convinces the government to put an end to it.
There are some companies that try hard to do the right thing and that makes us feel good. How do we do more?