Take a breath of fresh air, and receive it as a thank you gift from our earth. The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County wants to thank all the organizations and individuals in our community that contribute to a healthy environment. What we do here in our own backyards does ripple out into the world, literally. Every small action, each conversation, the policies, the art, the gardens, the community groups, the non-profits, the governments, the schools, the churches, all the advocates for good clean healthy soil, water and air. You are building value each and every day, and it is important work. But today, just after Earth Day, take a moment to be grateful for earth’s resources and say thank you to yourself for doing good and caring.