Right now in the world, there are a lot of causes out there that need our attention. So many in fact, it can be downright overwhelming. While many are important, it is hard to be passionate about all of them.
The one that is very near and dear to my heart is the environment. Without a healthy planet to inhabit, everything else is infinitely more difficult to help.
Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent. -Stephen Hawking
So I choose to start here, and am working everyday to make my corner of Earth a little bit better. For example, I use rain water and compost in my garden, donate to environmental charities, recycle everything I can and more.
My newest goal is to help others make a difference too.
From littering to coral bleaching, over fishing to clear cutting... animals, plants, the land itself needs our help. There are many ways to get involved.
Instead, what I want to do today is make a difference. Will you join me?
I've selected some images from my travels around the world that showcase the beauty of mother nature and why I want to help save her.
In honor of Earth Day, make a donation today and I'll send you your favorite photo to use as a desktop background image.
This will remind you, every time you sit down at your computer, what we are fighting for. It will encourage you to hold onto that plastic bottle until you can find a recycle bin, or not to use plastic at all! (A fantastic goal).
How to participate and help make a difference right now.
1. Pick your favorite environmental organization (or use mine: NRDC)
2. Make a donation of any amount.
3. Forward me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your receipt and tell me which image A, B, C or D, you like best.
That's it! You'll have helped make a difference on Earth Day and get a free desktop background as my way of saying thank you.
So THANK YOU for reading this and taking action today. We all play a part. Now go outside and get some fresh air, hug a tree or plant one! Let's leave this planet better than we found it.