Although every day should be Earth Day, it’s cool that we have a day to heighten awareness and reflect on doing a better job caring for our world.
Checking on the Earth Day happenings at EarthDay.org, I found that one of the ongoing ecological campaigns is focused on bees, trying to reverse their declining populations. We have a bee-friendly habitat here at Glover Gardens, but I see that we can do more to ensure that bees remain an important part of our ecosystem and do their busy-bee pollination work. As the web site says, “we simply cannot survive without bees”. Have you thought about bees?
I think people feel overwhelmed by our ecological problems because they can seem so vast, diverse and insurmountable. Maybe it’s a good idea to start out by focusing on just a few things we can do to nurture our planet, and grow it from there. Here at Glover Gardens, our efforts to be more green have centered on a reduced dependence on single-use plastics, a ratcheted-up recycling effort, and more organic gardening (in support of the bees). And I’m sure we’ll keep getting more mindful and more careful as we keep learning about how our actions either help or hurt the earth and all of its inhabitants. Like the bees.
It’s not easy being green.Kermit the Frog
But it’s worth it. And, like Kermit, it’s what I want to be. For the birds, the bees, the grandchildren I don’t have yet, and you.