Ecocentricity Blog: Every Day is Earth Day

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Ecocentricity Blog: Every Day is Earth Day

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April 22nd was #EarthDay. Let’s remember that the other 364 days are too. #Ecocentricity @johnalanierRCAF

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The Earth is different though. She is a constant presence in human existence, a daily experience for each of us. Without asking, she gifts us fresh water, protection from ultraviolet radiation, a regulated climate, breathable air and energy to fuel our bodies.

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Another Earth Day has come and passed. Only 362 days until the next one! Better start getting ready now.

Yes, that was a rather cheeky comment, so I should probably state a few disclaimers before I dig any deeper. Here we go.

Disclaimer #1 – Earth Day is important in that it raises awareness of the need for collective action for environmental protection.

Disclaimer #2 – I’m grateful to all of the amazing nonprofits that host excellent events on or around Earth Day each year.

Disclaimer #3 – I was a big fan of the March for Science movement that happened on Earth Day this year. Hooray science!

Alright, with that all out of the way, I should be in the clear to say this: I don’t like Earth Day. I find that it excessively compartmentalizes and simplifies environmental issues.

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