Rev. Teresa Schwartz
Earth Day started in 1970 and has since become a bittersweet occasion. We mark our gratitude for the planet that sustains us and we celebrate the ecological victories of the past decades. But much has changed since that first Earth Day 48 years ago. Dangerous climate change threatens the environment and other species; our very existence is at risk. How do we hold environmental devastation – past, present, and future – in our hearts and minds, yet still hold out hope, and work for the changes that we can make?