I have always had an environmentalist side, tempered with a side of pragmatism. I garden organically as much as possible, prefer a natural landscape to a large expanse of manicured lawn, but will use chemicals if necessary, sparingly of course.
Whether Earth Day is the creation of long-haired hippy pinkos or not really doesn't matter. What matters is that this ball of rock and water orbiting Sol is the *only* habitable home we humans have for the foreseeable future, and to deliberately trash the hell out of it, or to let others trash it through apathy and ignorance, is, in a word, stupid. Take better care of the Earth, and Humanity as a species may last awhile. Keep going the way we are going, and future generations will curse our generation with their every wheezing breath.
"Well, we're all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." - Walter Bishop, from Fringe.
"Then tell me this: Why would you want to hang around people that get uncomfortable, or even scared, about that kind of thing?" "Maybe to feel normal," I said. He laughed. "Normal's not all it's cracked up to be." "You think?" "Hell, I know." - from Spirits In The Wires, by Charles de Lint.