Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Earth Day puzzles me. Why is one day designated to be Earth Day? Shouldn't every day be Earth Day? I've just finished the April 21st issue of the New Yorker which featured eco-earth friendly writings. If you've got time to celebrate Earth Day, you should have time to read this issue. In it is "Letter From the Yangtze Delta - A journey through China's future" by Jonathan Franzen where he visits Chinese factories because of a plush puffin golf club cover he received as a gift (made in China naturally). His travels take lead him to unearth (no pun intended) why and how industry that created the fake bird was destroying real birds. Well-done Mr. Franzen and thanks for not waiting until Earth Day to write about environmental issues.

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