This coming Sunday is Earth Day, an annual event.  Each year worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 193 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.  Devoting special a day to helping to demonstrate how much we care about the future of our planet. No matter what you like to do best, there’s a way to get involved in Earth Day. You could plant a tree, make a meal with locally-grown vegetables, educate a family member, clean up trash in your neighborhood, set up a bird feeder or save power — the possibilities are endless.

Just imagine if we could get just 10% of Earth’s population to do something to actively promote Earth Day what an impact it could have on our home planet.  We at Prisco’s feel strongly that it is everyone’s duty to act responsibility toward preserving the planet and we encourage each of our customers to seriously consider taking some step to help reduce the negative impact we humans unwittingly do to cause our Earth stress.  This is the only home we have so let’s remember that everyone’s help is needed and appreciated and no good deed toward Mother Earth is a waste of time or resources.

For 2017 Earth Day Network is focused on promoting ways to secure a future free of plastic pollution.  From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.

I’d encourage each of you to read this week’s food blog.  I’ll admit that this week’s topic is not as usual devoted to food but indirectly it is about a problem that does impact our food supply.   In support of this year’s theme of working to eliminate plastic pollution, the blog offers a number of simple suggestions anyone can follow up on to promote the elimination of plastic pollution that is choking our oceans, cluttering our highways and encroaching on our healthy way of life.

Happy Earth day.