Earth Day Gifts / February 24, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil
In 1962 marine biologist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. The book talked about the commonly used toxic pesticides used in agriculture and daily life. The title referred to the consequences of the devastating pesticides: a world without birds. Surprisingly Silent Spring became a hit. Americans cared and they wanted the facts. In 1968 the world saw the entire Earth for the first time. Apollo astronauts photographed the planet on their flight home from the moon. The Earth looked beautiful with its swirls of blues and whites. The photo provided a startling awareness: people saw Earth as vulnerable and needing human care.
Indian citizens being no exception they accept the convenience offered by market dynamics and on-market abundance of Mother s Day gifts. Thus this day on 2nd Sunday of May is celebrated in households around the country. This year Mother s Day has fallen on 9th May 2010. Mothers and motherhood without any doubt deserve the most profound respect and reverence. Mothers bring us to earth suffer to give birth to us and suffer to bring us up. Mothers always act selflessly to protect and upkeep their children and mothers ensure continued existence of the human race. Every religion upon earth and every culture worships mothers and motherhood.
A study in California showed an interesting consumer reaction. Electric bills featured along with the numbers a smiling face on below-average usage and a frowning face on above-average bills. After that simple nudge the heavy users made cuts in consumption while the light users remained frugal. The same could be done with water bills in drought-plagued areas and desert developments. Mother s Day in India is celebrated at homes with as much reverence and gusto as anywhere else in the world. In India as a secular nation mothers and mother goddesses have been worshiped for generations.