A Very Special Earth Day

BY:CPUSA.org| April 22, 2009

This year the country and the world celebrates a very special Earth Day.

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22 in 1970 and is now commemorated around the world as a day of celebration of and struggle for the planet. This year, Bolivian President Evo Morales will address the United Nations, calling on the global body to make ‘Mother Earth Day’ an official UN holiday and to acknowledge humanity’s common interest in the protection of the planet and its environment.

But what makes this Earth Day especially important is that the policies of President Barack Obama represent a dramatic turn towards green policies that have the potential to reshape the economy for the better. The White House understands what the vast majority of the American public already knows, that greens jobs and green policies are not just necessary to turn back the clock on climate change, but are good for the economy as well.

Right now, we can put millions of unemployed people to work doing the essential work of building a green infrastructure: building public transit systems and components, researching and developing sustainable energy sources, insulating and repairing America’s homes and offices, educating the public about environmental practices, and cleaning up our streams, bays, forests and fields.

Let us all pledge to work for and support a green job economy, and help to build a world that puts people and nature before profits.

For more information on our policies and approach to the planet and sustainability, read the Environmental Program of the Communist Party, People and Nature Before Profits.


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