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Making an Earth Day observance
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From Ashely A. Placek
Why I ask? Why doesn't everyone care about our practically melting planet? This Earth Day, I saw the town of Monroe, like most of us from Monroe did. Such a beautiful, sun-filled day, right? I thought it was sun-filled, but I guess the company that provides Walmart with lights didn't agree. And no I don't mean our brand new Super Walmart, I mean the old, unused Walmart building. As you look at the old Walmart, you may not be looking close enough. In broad daylight, with nobody occupying it, the Walmart has all of its lights on. The inner and outer lights are used, while no one is even purchasing anything there! Again I ask, why, why don't the managers, representatives, corporation officers or energy companies stop this! This is from a 10-year-old's point of view, and even I can name at least four different kinds of people that could put a stop to this. This has been going on for a long time since the new Walmart opened. People waste an enormous amount of energy, water and paper products and don't even think about the people who don't have access to these things all around the world. I don't mean to offend Walmart or its workers, but if a 10-year-old can spot this energy wasting issue, then adults should be able to too. So the next time you leave your lights on, just remember, that was energy that other people could have been sharing. Don't be selfish. Adults reading out there, you are molding the future, so teach your children and other careless adults to conserve the planet. It may take a little work, but it will pay off in the long run.