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Since its inception in 1970, the Earth Day phenomenon has led to enormous growth in understanding of the consequences we face if we do not take care of our natural resources. It has led to more action to protect our planet’s land, water, air, wildlife and us as human beings.
Environmental concerns are becoming a primary focus. Everyone has a vested interest in preserving the earth, so why not celebrate a day to honor all that we’re doing for our planet at ground level.
When I’ve asked the New Mexico farmers and ranchers I know about Earth Day, the humble and honest reply I usually get is: “Every day is Earth Day.” Where asphalt and pavement turns to gravel and dirt, you will find rural men and women rising early, greeting the day and working the Earth.
Their office space is outdoors in the sun, wind, rain and sometimes snow. They are doing hard work that needs to be done to feed a hungry world. To eat and live it means that someone tills the soil, plants the fields, fertilizes, feeds, prunes, irrigates, picks, packs and ships. Before 1970 especially, some did these things without thought about the consequences their hasty actions might cause. Today things are very different.
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