We take care of the things we love. You love that pair of red shoes, so you keep them shiny, clean and bring them to the shoe repair when they're worn down. You love your car, so you wash it, wax it and maintain its engine. But the fact is, when that pair of shoes is finally worn out and ragged, you can buy a new pair of shoes; when your car has run its last mile, you purchase a new one.
Guess what? When this planet is all used up... That's it!
Our Earth is not a "thing" like shoes or a car. It's a living, breathing system and, just like the people we love, when it dies it won't come back.
The end of this planet, as we know it, is closer than you think.
Here are only a few of many frightening realities that may inspire you to make a commitment to 5 easy ways to love our planet:
"We have arrived at a moment of decision. Our home -- Earth -- is in grave danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings." - Al Gore
(Of course, there are many more you are welcome to explore.)
Earth is our planet, our home. We need to love it and care for it today! Tomorrow is too late. It's the precious legacy we will leave our children, grandchildren and generations to come.
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