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April 27, 2013

My View: Act now on Earth Day: The future of our grandchildren is at stake

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Do you want them to enjoy the oceans you’ve swum in, the mountains you’ve skied, the cultural offerings of the cities you’ve visited?

Yes, by all means switch out those light bulbs; recycle those cans, bottles, paper and food scraps; invest in weatherizing your house and, please, buy a hybrid car. These are all great, but they are not enough.

You, me, all of us must step up and hold our leaders and politicians accountable right now. For if we don’t do that, our grandchildren will most certainly suffer — and that’s not many years away.

 

Leigh Pomeroy is president of the Mankato Area Environmentalists and a member of the Region Nine Renewable Energy Task Force.

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