Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saving Our Environment 36 Years Ago

Time flies by so fast. It seems just like yesterday when my science teacher tried to impress upon our young minds that we had to protect the earth. There was even a program run from the White House on Environmental Protection.

So, I planted trees on the school property which have seen been chopped down, picked up trash, started a backyard compost pile-- all in the name of the environment.

Here we are today. Still the same battle cry exists. Only it appears to be so much more savvy today. That's ok. My Certificate of Merit for Environmental Protection hangs proudly with some of my other life achievements.

The date? 1973 and yep, it has the signature of President Richard M. Nixon on it.

Happy Earth Day.

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