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Letter from Publisher - April 2021

Apr 01, 2021 03:31PM ● By Dave Korba

Spring Giddiness

 

"Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.

Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.

Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love, be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.

Don't go back to sleep..."

~ Rumi

 

Yes, giddy indeed, for spring. And yet, the giddiness is tempered with warnings of inevitable climate change affecting the planet and causing a direct negative impact on human health—from increased heat stroke, dehydration, diarrheal disease, cardiovascular distress and respiratory illness—plus vector-borne illnesses  like Lyme and malaria, mold and harmful algal blooms.

 

Find out more in this month's feature, especially about how our small, individual changes can have an effect on overall positive change to bring global warming and climate change to a halt.

 

You can also get involved and find out how to take action locally in multiple Earth Day events occurring this month (see page13). The annual Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival is virtual this year on April 17, and you can celebrate and educate on the farm and store at Sonnewald Natural Foods, in Spring Grove, with special events on April 22 through 24—a perfect outdoor getaway with the kids to educate them about how to start now to take stewardship of the planet.

 

The breeze at dawn is here. Let's not go back to sleep. Let's take action, individually and collectively, to improve the planet for our children's children as we continually strive to feel good, live simply and laugh more.