It’s the 41st annual Earth Day and organisers have got an online pledge facility happening. Over 100 million people are pledging to make a change in their lives, even litle things like taking shorter showers, planting a vegetable patch and one of my favorites, giving up the purchase of water in plastic bottles.
I was so impressed when I was in Leh, Ladakh India, for my snow leopard trek recently. The town, which has about 35,000 people and thousands of local and western tourists every summer, has gone plastic bottle free. For so many years discarded bottles choked the little waterways and streams of this beautiful Himalayan town, but no more. Go people!
If you feel like helping the Earth today, visit the Pledge site to take part. Every little thing we do helps our environment, our wildlife (including snow leopards and their habitat in the mountains of Asia) and our future generations.