Political corruption has resulted in America’s most critical environmental enforcement unit turning into the “polluter’s protection agency.”
This year’s National Park Week, from April 20 to 28, centered around Earth Day, offers free admission to all 398 national parks from April 22 to 26. Earth Day’s 43rd anniversary celebrations include a host of local events to help citizens of all ages join in the next “billion acts of green,” aligned with the theme: The Face of Climate Change.
Grassroots movements and global conferences such as this year’s Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offer new thinking, strategies and commitments to catalyze change and ensure prosperity without depleting resources.
While the government dithers about climate change, more and more neighborhoods are making the transition to becoming low-impact communities.