#15 Thoughts on Leadership: Earth Day Reflections

By Gino Blefari

A casual suggestion, a way to spark pointed discussion and quiet contemplation … that’s how Earth Day began on April 22, 1970. After a devastating 1969 oil spill off the once-pristine coast of Santa Barbara, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, a longtime environmentalist, realized one day each year must be set aside for citizens of the world to unite and quite literally stop to smell the roses. This year, for the 45th time, people around the globe did just that, celebrating the beauty of our Earth in an international observance themed, “It’s Our Time to Lead.”

And indeed, it is. I was recently reading a letter from Berkshire Hathaway Energy CEO Greg Abel and the gist of his poignant message was this:

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