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Hunter Pence wishes you a Happy Earth Day

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Today is Earth Day. The day we mark the anniversary of the modern environmental movement, which people cite as April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. I’d go with the publication date of “Silent Spring” but no one asked me and there’s something to be said for all of just agreeing on something.

Every day should be Earth Day, but we don’t really live like that. At least most of us in modern western cultures, emerging industrial economies and, well, almost everywhere else except, like, Portland. People are imperfect. We don’t have any kind of real discipline when it comes to environmentalism. We’re certainly not as committed to sustainable practices like composting.

Anyway, I’m not going to harangue you about living more sustainably today. I could do better with this stuff myself. But it’s worth thinking about. And if you need help thinking about it, here’s a picture of Hunter Pence holding asparagus to help remind you. Which he hashtags as “kale” for some reason, but maybe he got distracted.