You know, I really don't care how Earth day started and why. Just like I don't care that Mother's day and Valentine's day are Hallmarks tricks to guilt you into buying lots of presents and acknowledging the one you love. Y'know why I don't care? Because if it gets some folks to OPEN their eyes and take a moment to become AWARE then I am all for it. If a person never calls their mother or visits her except on mother's day, well shame on them, but at least there is that one moment in time that they have. If you never say I love you except on February 14, well you're a fool, but at least your sweetheart has that moment in time. If you already do what is right, forget Hallmark and continue on, for you are blessed!
That is why I am benevolent about Earth Day. For sure it is our duty to take care of our planet. I give thanks for the beautiful planet I live on! I bless her by caring for her. I try not to make excess waste and live consciously. But there are many, many who do not, and truth is I could do more. So if a day has been marked to wake you and me up again so we can reevaluate what we are doing then it is a good thing.
See, as a Jewess, I am supposed to find the spark, the holiness in everything. It's there you know, you simply have to look and then elevate it. And so, I see the holiness in Earth Day. I see the good in folks saying, 'Hey, maybe I should be more diligent in recycling. Maybe I could take my own bags to the grocery store. Maybe I should not through this plastic bottle on my street.' See, every little bit helps, and if it even only happens today, well then this too is good.
Regardless of your faith or lack of one, it is our duty to care for the Earth. Search your own scriptures folks it's right there in black and white. Otherwise, search your common sense. You can't have a home if you destroy it.