It is difficult for me to see vacant abandoned strip malls and other places with already existing but empty perfectly usable buildings being passed by for use ~ maybe even for housing ~ while beautiful tree covered land gets gobbled up in an instant, only to be destroyed in order to build something "new" on.

On this Earth Day, I'm thinking about the homeless in our country and that new and meaningful jobs could be created by putting an emphasis on developing and delivering safe, clean, renewable energies. Not for the rich to get richer but simply for the outlook to be more hopeful for the success of mankind being on this earth.

The health of our body, mind and spirit is constantly at risk whenever we neglect to factor into our future plans the importance of a healthy environment. ~ Patty Ann Smith