Caring about the environment is patriotic.
April 22nd, 2010
I’ve decided on my Earth Day resolution: I’m giving up my BlackBerry. It’s not to further reduce my energy consumption, though that is important — the International Energy Agency estimates that increased demand for energy from mobile devices could contribute to a doubling of CO2 emissions by 2030. Nope, it’s about renewing my appreciation for the beautiful world we live in, something I’ve been ignoring lately in my day-to-day life (I’m too busy checking my email).
Drastic? Perhaps. But the idea seemed to resonate with Dylan Ratigan over at MSNBC; I appeared on his show yesterday (see above) to talk about my Earth Day plans, which I had written about more thoroughly in this Huffington Post column.
I could go on with a longer Earth Day post — there’s a lot of exciting stuff happening out there today, like our National Parks being open for free all week — but I think I’m going to take my own advice and go enjoy the great outdoors (as much as I can, anyway; it is still a workday). Hope you can, too.
Happy Earth Day!