Love your Mother Earth

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs you know, Mother Earth, Earth Day is today, April 22. On this day many of your children join together to celebrate you. We Earthlings engage with others in projects to clean up our litter and waste, to plant trees and flowers, and to care for our corner of this planet that we call home. There are so many ways to do this, so many opportunities. You must be very excited and heartened to see us being good stewards and kin to the rest of creation. On this day, we pay attention, we take responsibility, we look at the harm we have caused and we work together to heal some of these hurts. Then Monday will come. For many of us, awareness of this amazing web of life will fade away fast. We will return to our habits of wasting the resources that you provide for us. We will refuse to recycle. We will plunder and squander the habitats of our kin creatures. How can we begin to live in a way that makes every day your day?For us who live in Schenectady, a gift to you would be to recycle. In my neighborhood, I see very few recycling bins out on “trash day.” There is lots of garbage that will go into your belly, the Earth (you know, we call this the landfill). Your children need to see that recycling is so important, especially since our “landfills” are filling up and we will need more of your precious space to dump our stuff. We need to realize that one use throw-away products are so wasteful.Another gift to you would be to stop littering. I live near Central Park. The amount of trash that is tossed on the ground makes me cry. I can only imagine how you feel.So, dear Mother Earth, enjoy your special day. We can only hope and pray that more of the members of your human family will make everyday Earth Day.LINDA NEILSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Travel Associates West

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTravel Associates’ Western Australia offices showcased the world of luxury cruising to valued clients last week at the Perth Convention Centre.Recognising the continued popularity of cruising to the Australian market, the event was a great example of the brand’s high-touch and premium style of client engagement, and a productive way to present eight of the world’s leading premium cruise lines.According to CLIA, Australia is the fifth most important world cruise market, and cruising clients are now spoilt for choice with exceptional five-star cruise brands regularly departing Australia. Cruise partners in attendance at the WA showcase event included luxury operators APT, Azamara, Lindblad Expeditions, Oceania, Seabourn, Silversea, Viking and Windstar.Plenary session“We design our luxury cruise showcases to inspire and inform our clients in a relaxed setting, and the result was some excellent feedback from our guests, with one saying they felt like they were already on a cruise,” said Regional General Manager of Travel Associates, Western Australia and South Australia, Andrew Boyce.“We will continue to hold these events for our valued clients across the country. We’ve recently held a series of cooking classes, long table lunches and walking tours, which have been incredibly well-received, and we ensure that our clients are always hosted by their trusted travel advisor. It’s part of our DNA to build and maintain incredibly strong relationships based on personalised service and on understanding the needs and expectations of our clients,” Boyce added.A string quarter entertained guestsGuests to the Perth Luxury Cruise Showcase were welcomed by a string quartet, drinks and canapés before industry partners presented the opportunities and features of their luxury cruise products.A friend of Lynette, lucky winner of the event’s $2,000 Silversea cruise credit prize, said: “She never wins anything and had a tear in her eye when she was accepting the prize.”Travel Associates’ next Luxury Cruise Showcase will be hosted in Adelaide on 27 March at The Pullman Hotel. Guests are invited to come along and discover the very best in ocean, river and expedition cruising. East Coast events will be next on the program.For more information or to book a ticket to the Travel Associates Adelaide Luxury Cruise Showcase, visit https://www.travelassociates.com/luxurycruiseshowcaseFor more information about Travel Associates, visit https://www.travelassociates.comLead image: Andrew Boyce with Lynette, winner of the $2000 Silversea cruise credit; Rebeka Belcher BDM, WA for Silversea and Christine Gardiner, BDM for Silversea Expeditions.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more