Photography by Molly Nash
The Earth Day festival was first brought to my attention last year, and I have been looking forward to the experience every since! There is a huge sense of community there. Everyone is there to celebrate OUR Earth! We only have one so we need to treat it right! It is quite something to attend and I would highly recommend it. St. Louis is filled with different celebrations like this including the Festival of Nations, many parades, Fair St. Louis, and others that I have not had the chance to go to.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” All of Earth's inhabitants need to learn to appreciate what the Earth brings everyone and what we can bring to the Earth. This can be achieved in many ways including: changing your diet or learning about where your food is coming from and deciding whether this is helping or hurting the Earth, recycling, compost, shorter showers, turning lights off that you're not using, fixing leaks in you house (which will help your bill too), buying locally, and many other things. The Earth has already given us everything it has to offer, and we have inspected it to the best of our ability for hidden gifts, but now is our chance to give back to the Earth!
Enjoy these pictures from the festival and give thanks to your only Earth not just on Earth Day, but all days :) -Molly