This is the 40th anniversay of Earth Day. I remember the first one. I was a senior in high school and there was some sort of program that I really don't remember. What I do remember is having the read Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. It is a scary read. Throughout the years I have gone through varying stages of being passionate and diligent in efforts to be a good steward of what God gave us. I believe that is what it comes down to. It shouldn't matter if you believe in global warming, if you believe not eating meat is the way to save the world, if you are a dedicated recyler or believe it doesn't do a lick of good. This earth is a gift from God and we should treat it as such. I think I have settled into the category of every little bit helps as I wrote in this letter to Kaiden last year. I also will be participating in The Great Sunflower Project again this year. If you have space to plant a sunflower you might consider joining the project also. You can read about my experiences here.