Today is Earth Day — a day to celebrate Mother Nature and to be reminded that it is our duty to take care of the things she gives us.
I was toying around with post ideas for today. I could have written about sustainable travel, or perhaps the benefits of ecotourism. I could have examined eco-friendly destinations, or tour companies that focus on reducing their carbon footprints. I could have gone off on a tangent about how flying is evil or how big of a problem “greenwashing” is in the hospitality and tourism industry.
But, in the end, I realized that none of those would truly honor the Earth and environment today. Instead, I decided that the wise words of others (coupled with some of my own photos) would say what I was feeling much better than any of my own words could.
So enjoy these photos and inspirational quotes, brought to you from all corners of the world.
Happy Earth Day!
And if you DO want to read a little more about sustainable travel today, check out these posts:
- Why Sustainable Tourism Should Matter to You
- 6 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastics on Your Travels
- Redefining Tourism: 20 Tips for the Mindful Traveler
- The Benefits of Ecotourism: 20 Travel Bloggers on the Importance of Nature Travel
Which photo/quote is your favorite? And how are YOU celebrating Earth Day today?