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HAPPY EARTH DAY! 

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nation

Earth Day is a great day to make a small initiative to protect the planet and the sustainability of our delicate ecosystems. This can be something as simple as opting out of junk mail and CC offers, pledging to conserve water, or planting drought-tolerant, native gardens.

Check out the Earth Day Network website to find out how you can make a difference.

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~~April 22, 2015~~ 

I was 19 years old when the concept of celebrating a special day for Mother Earth was coming to be. I remember the joy and the respect that surrounded this concept. We we celebrating our home, our planet. Problems were identified.

The need to step up to this challenge was recognized because something had to be done to preserve our home, to save it for future generations.

I’m sitting here in my office and I’m looking up at my bookshelves. I see books there that I got during those early years:

The End Of Nature, EarthRight, The Green Consumer, Topical Nature, Save Our Planet, Spiritual Ecology, 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth, 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The Earth, How to Make The World A Better Place, Two Minutes A Day For A Greater Planet, Silent Spring, The Reclycler’s Handbook

and several more.

I took Ecology classes in college. I participated in activities and the spirit was there. Something would be done by my generation to make Earth a healthier, safer and cherished place.

I have become an adult, a senior citizen and I look back … celebrating 45 years.

I wonder …. what has been done? What has been accomplished? Is Mother Earth healthy? Will we be able to hand down a sustainable planet to the next generation as we planned?

Sadly, I think not. They will have the same challenges and even more so because of the way my generation has “conducted business” and failed at making this wonderful planet what it should be. We failed to reverse the damages done by “progress”. And these still continue to this day.

We hear it all the time: climate change, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, burning rain forests, disappearance of endangered species, plastic pollution, environmental protection and so much more ….. There’s a lot to do; so much more than what was needed in 1969.

Like Prince Ea says:  “Sorry, future generations“.  It is a beautiful word. Stand up and get it done.

HortyRex©

~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/at-the-end-of-the-day-sorry-future-generations/

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations.

A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~OUR BEAUTIFUL EARTH: A Visual Journey~~

Earth Day 2015 Video

~~Published on Apr 16, 2015~~

Give back to Mother Earth this Earth Day – April 22nd, 2015 – by planting a new tree in your area, or by donating to have a tree planted in a developing nation.

Either way PLEDGE NOW by visiting http://www.ForestNation.com

~~ANOTHER GALLERY~~

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~~YET ANOTHER GALLERY~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

To start the day …. “Earth Day: Celebrating 45 years”!! ~~April 22, 2015~~  I was 19 years old when the concept of celebrating a special day for Mother Earth was coming to be.
اختبار موجز بمناسبة يوم الأرض Earth Day Network احتفال جوجل بيوم الارض العالمى Earth Day Networkاليوم الاربعاء

اختبار موجز بمناسبة يوم الأرض Earth Day Network احتفال جوجل بيوم الارض العالمى Earth Day Networkاليوم الاربعاء

اليوم هو مميز على جوجل ،حيث نشر اختبار موجز بمناسبة يوم الأرض جوجل تحتفل باليوم العالمى للارض Earth Day Network اليوم الاربعاء تعرف علي اختبار موجز بمناسبة يوم الأرض جريدة وطني الاخبارية تقدم لكم تغطية كاملة عن اخر اخبار احتفال محرك بحث جوجل باليوم الوطني للارض من شركة محرك بحث جوجل علي وطني الاخبارية الان الاربعاء 22 ابريل 2015 , اختبار موجز بمناسبة يوم الأرض يوم الأرض في 1990، وتحت إشراف…

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EARTH DAY: IT’S OUR TURN TO LEAD

EARTH DAY: IT’S OUR TURN TO LEAD

May ilang bansa ang nagdaraos ng Earth Day sa panahon ng Equinox sa Marso, habang ang iba naman, kabilang ang Pilipinas, sa Abril 22. Sa anumang araw ito ipagditang, layunin ng Earth Day na paangatin ang kamalayan at magdulot ng inspirasyon para sa mas malalim na pagpapahalaga sa kapaligiran ng ating planeta.
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#DIY: #EarthDay Projects & Activities | ecogreenlove

“The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern #environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world

Earth Day could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and #sustainability join hands. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.”

Here are some #ideas to throw an #EarthDayParty like gifts, party favours or simple #activities to do with your #kids explaining why we celebrate Earth Day.

Go check our infographic with the best #recipes for #Drinks, #Salads and #Desserts for Earth Day too!

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?

Make every day Earth Day… Be #Eco: Join the #Green and Share the Love! 💚

Earth Day April 22, 2015

Earth Day April 22, 2015

Earth Day

Earth Day Network is committed to greening every school in America within a generation. With initiatives that tackle sustainable school foods, develop innovative curriculum, implement green infrastructure solutions, and connect educators around the word, we educate and engage our future leaders, their teachers, and communities.

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary could be the most exciting…

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Earth Day & Earth Hour: Differences To Remember

Earth Day & Earth Hour: Differences To Remember

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir

Earth Hour & Earth Day: Differences to Remember – Earth Day Flag collage


Earth Day Network’s Climate Education Week

Earth Day2015 will take place on April 22 and this will be their 45th Anniversary of encouraging all of us to…

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Climate Education, Dark Skies and (Barely) Biodegradable Plastics

Climate Education, Dark Skies and (Barely) Biodegradable Plastics

For Friday, April 3, 2015

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April 22 is Earth Day. The week of Earth Day, April 18-25, is Climate Education Week.

The week, organized by the Earth Day Network, urges teachers to educate and engage students on climate change.

To help, there’s a free Toolkit that educators can use. It includes a week of lesson plans,…

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