I get the thing about Earth day.
I used to be really into it too.
Then life happened.
I tell my wife not to buy those plastic bottles of water.
But for her, filling a stainless steel water bottle from the britta water purifier is too much work...
But earth-day has not been about that. We might think it is.
But that kind of thinking is about the same as that guy burning korans down in Florida.
The "I am morally right in my own mind so therefor you should do as I say because it is good for you and the planet!"
It is not going to convince someone like my wife to do the right thing.
Heck, I can't even get her to stop getting plastic bags even though I have given her enough of those pretty recycled ones for two families shopping excursions.
Earth day is about inspiring those engineers and scientists who make all the crap we use a little better.
Or at least a little less toxic to the planet. Or making it profitable to recycle by having stores charge for bags, or just not offer anything but the canvas ones.
I am not much of an environmentalist type. But I do think I have some common sense. Until we make it profitable and easy for folks to do the right thing. Earth day is just another holiday that I don't get a day off for, and wont do much to celebrate other than lament over the stuff I see in my garbage can.
I am opening the house for Zazen today. the schedule is as follows: