This year Earth Day falls on Good Friday, a day we observe the death of Jesus but know and envision His resurrection at Easter. Good Friday is an appropriate time to remember the many ways we are heaping carnage on the Earth and her people, and be stimulated to work at restoring life and energy toour world.
Let it be a wake up call that rouses us to renewour awareness and then focus onremedies to repair this fragile planet.
May we be prompted to ask, on Good Friday, Earth Day “Am I responsible; what can I do?” The visionary answers:
I am only one, but still, I am one.
I cannot do everything but still, I can do something.
And because I can not do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Earth Day is now recognized globally, consequently Earth Day Network (EDN) was founded to promote, inspire and mobilize individuals and organizationsworldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental activismthrough year round progressive activities.
EDN works with 192 countriesand more than a billion people now participate in Earth Day activitiesmaking it the largest civic observance in the world.On December, 2010, Earth Day Network created Women and the GreenEconomy (WAGE), a campaign to accelerate and provide the newthinking and creative power for a global post-carbon economy.
WAGE establishes a road map for women to aggregate their power, andto promote their leadership in creating a sustainable green economy, particularly since the following facts have become a reality:
- Women constitute more than half of the world’s population;
- Women make 85% of all consumer choices;
- Women are rising to key positions of power;
- Women can lead the way to a sustainable green economy.
Together our most talented and successful women can fast-forward the green economy.WAGE
~Originally published by the Peace and Justice Committee of the Sisters of the Holy Family in the April issue of Issues and Actions