This and this:
This is happy and fun:
This is not:
Recycling and composting and picking up trash on the side of the road is all good. It's very good in my opinion, but it's not good enough. It never will be. As much as I want to preserve the beautiful places of this world, there will always be pollution, destruction, and death. But here is what is good enough: Christ defeating death by dying on the cross and rising again. His resurrection was the start of pushing back the grip sin has on creation. And the best part is, when He returns again, all things will be made new. Romans 8:18-24 expands this thought even more: "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies, For in this hope we were saved."
God has promised us that when Jesus returns, all things will be made new. "But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells." 2 Peter 3:13 This is talking about the actual earth. It will be restored and perfect, like the Garden of Eden, only better. (Take a peek at Revelation if you want to see more of what the new earth will look like.)
So Earth Day is a good day. But Good Friday is the day that ensures that all the hopes of Earth Day will, one day, come true.
The wolf shall dwell with the Lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.