Like many of the days set aside to honor or celebrate one idea or group, Earth Day brings many people's focus to an issue that should be on our minds each and every day.
Being environmentally aware on a daily basis, creating habits and mindsets that aid in the protection of this large sphere we all call home is what is truly important. If the celebration of Earth Day creates at least one change in thinking/actions in each and every person, then it is a great success.
But Christmas, which has been celebrated far longer than Earth Day, hasn't changed mankind for the better. For most of us, the feelings of goodwill to all men and great tidings to all lasts the yuletide season--if that. Once the packages are opened and the credit card bills begin to fill the mailbox, it is back to business as usual.
I am not against the celebration of anything; I just find it hypocritical of the majority of us to partake in those celebrations when we don't practice anything about them the other 364 days of the year.