I debated if I should post this in the sustenance living for or here. Obviously I chose here. Many think Earth Day is a liberal, tree hugging day to be made fun of and to bash. Okay, let me have an opposing point of view. I like earth day. I like nature and I like the biodiversity of our planet. I have bird feeders all over my yards because I like to see the birds and hear their pleasant chirping. I like to know the rainforests are there and the crazy weird animals living there are actually still there. I like our wilderness areas and the naturalness of those areas. Are any of you hunters? Ruin the ecology of earth and you'll have nothing left to hunt. Will I plant a tree today? Probably not but if I knew of any event like that happening, I would definitely take part. Trees are a renewable resource and should be renewed when utilized. What's so wrong with that? Don't we do something similar in our homes every day? Do you recycle? I do. Do you try to conserve water and electricity and natural gas? I do. I don't understand how any of that would place me in the category of tree hugging liberal. Yeah, I'd like to see elephants, leopards, tigers, exotic snakes, rare frogs, etc. maintain their place on this earth. If one species is gone, it truly does have a far reaching affect on many things with a wide rippling effect. Liberals aren't the only ones who 'hug trees'. Think about it, guys. If we recklessly overuse and deplete the resources of this planet, what are we going to be left with? Where will we hunt? What clean water would we have to drink? How would we grow crops if we didn't properly manage the soil? What would happen to the fish in the lakes and oceans? I truly don't see anything wrong or "liberal" in trying to keep this planet going for as long as we can. Why do many conservatives bash this day as a fools folly? Let me also add I was well on my way to finishing a degree in Environmental Biology when I was in my mid to late 30's when life's circumstances took that away from me and I've never been able to go back and finish that degree. And I am in no way ashamed or embarrassed that that is the career I wished I could have pursued. Thank God I had a degree in Medical Technology so I could earn a living all these years. Can someone please explain to me why comments that bash Earth Day are considered appropriate? Feel free to either kick my butt all over the forum or agree with me. I'm tough. I can take it.