Published on April 24, 2020 by Geran Loraine
Becoming a father has forever changed the way I look at the world. It has created a growing sense of urgency. I see the impact my current decisions will have on my children’s future as I watch them barrel down the sidewalk on their bikes. On a day last month, they were complaining it was too hot and they need to go inside to catch their breath. This might make sense in the middle of July, but it was only March and it was 88 degrees outside. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis, we were trapped by the fear of spreading a deadly virus and unseasonable heat.
This Earth Month, I encourage you to work with organizations, houses of worship and community groups like Virginia Interfaith Power & Light to demand that your state legislators take action on climate issues. While climate change is a global problem, we must act in our own local communities. Read more herehttps://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/04/24/earth-month-a-moral-obligation-to-prioritize-people-over-profits/