So Much For Earth Day
I'm not some hippie environmentalist, but I make an effort. If a program exists, I use it. If a product exists, I buy it. Energy efficient products are win-win products. They help save our environment, and save me money.
If you ask me, every day should be Earth Day. After all, we live on the earth every day of our lives, save for a few brave astronauts, and a couple of monkeys that were hurled into space.
Earth Day is supposed to be about celebrating our planet, and cleaning it up. But instead of tiny oaklings covering the land, I noticed an enormous plume of smoke covering the horizon as I drove home.
"There's a fire at the old Depends Undergarment factory!" I thought, as the grey smoke drifted sideways through the sky. If it's even possible, I carefully scrambled for my camera as I drove along the highway. Trees interrupted nearly every shot I took, but I was able to capture one half-decent view of the smoke.
I manoeuvered my little Insight as close as I could, and discovered a problem that maybe wasn't worse than a chemical-diarrhea fire, but possibly sadder.
It was the conservation area right by my house that was on fire. And surprisingly, there was no mention of it in today's newspaper.