Earth Day, 2021

Yesterday, April 22, 2021 was Earth Day, a day set aside to bring awareness to the damage that has been inflicted on our suffering planet. In honor of this important day, I am sharing some photos of a few of the amazingly beautiful places around the globe that I have been fortunate enough to visit.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

Mt. Shasta as seen from a fire watch tower in Crater Lake National Park.

The gorgeous Oregon Coast.

The view from the top of Galiano Island, BC, Canada.

Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park.

Crater Lake National Park.

Artist’s Palette, Death Valley National Park.

49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

Large deposits of ocher are prevalent in Provence, France near the village of Roussillion.

Akigawa Valley, Japan in the autumn.

Ginkakugi Temple Gardens, Kyoto, Japan.

The three photos above were taken in Washington State while hiking with theTravelersketcher.

Animals suffer greatly when their habitats are destroyed and polluted.

Taking care of the planet and environment seems like a no-brainer; when the planet is sick, so are all of her residents. Unfortunately, profits reign superior to people, plants, animals and other living beings where most corporations are concerned, and many of them continue to release pollutants and other toxins into our air and water. Many corporations even figure in the cost of fees and fines given by the EPA as a part of their operating expenses, so they can continue to pollute. If we don’t take action now, life on this planet will be very bleak in the near future.

But there is hope, many corporations are taking aggressive action to lower their carbon foot-print. New Belgian Brewery has recently released a beer called Torched Earth, it is the way beer will taste if we continue down this path of environmental destruction. They make no apologies for its nasty taste.

We can help save the planet by supporting companies like New Belgian Brewing that are dedicated to environmental causes and by avoiding doing business with companies that are not environmentally concerned. This can seem overwhelming with our already full and busy lives, but there are resources available online that have done the research for us. You’ll find a comprehensive list here of things you can do to protect the environment.

With a little bit of effort, we can all do our part to preserve the beauty of our planet. I hope this encourages you to take action, if you have not already done so.

Maybe one day we’ll live in a time when everyday is Earth Day.


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