To start the day …. “Earth Day: Celebrating 45 years”!!


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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 world. Stand up and get the job done.

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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.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

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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

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Google Doodle …. Earth Day 2014!!


~~April 22, 2014~~

This year’s (2014) Earth Day is being celebrated with an interactive Google doodle.

World number one google search engine home page featuring different species wishes.

Earth Day is held every year on April 22 to highlight green issues.

Events are held around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

The first ever Earth Day was held in 1970, although the name and concept was pioneered a year earlier by activist John McConnell.

Planting trees is the most common way people support the day. Earth Day celebrated in more than 192 countries each year around the world.

Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

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Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide 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.

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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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~~Earth Day 1970~~

The first Earth Day family had participants and celebrants in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it “brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.”

It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year.” Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action which changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.

~~Earth Day anthem~~

There are many songs that are performed on Earth Day, that generally fall into two categories. Popular songs by contemporary artists not specific to Earth Day that are under copyright or new lyrics adapted to children’s songs. UNESCO has termed Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K’s idea of an official Earth Anthem as a creative and inspiring thought that would contribute to bringing the world together.

Earth Anthem” by Abhay K is in eight languages including all official languages of the United Nations viz. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish. The other two languages are Hindi and Nepali. It was launched in June 2013 on the occasion of the World Environment Day by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, Union Ministers of India at a function organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi. India’s Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has started using it for educational purposes.

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~~EARTH ANTHEM~~

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~~Published on Jun 10, 2013~~

Earth Anthem written, produced by poet Abhay K in eight different languages of the world viz. English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Hindi and Nepali.

The Anthem has been sung by Nepali singer Shreya Sotang, music has been given by Sapan Ghimire.

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The “Earth Day Anthem” below satisfies these requirements for a universal song associated with Earth Day. Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” melody is already the official anthem of the European Union (in that case purely instrumental without lyrics), the melody is widely recognized and easily performed, in the public domain, and originally composed for voice.

Lyrics for the Earth Day Anthem set to “Ode to Joy” 

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment

Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch

We make our home a newborn world

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~~Earth Day Song / Anthem~~

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~~The Earth Day name~~

According to Nelson, the moniker “Earth Day” was “an obvious and logical name” suggested by “a number of people” in the fall of 1969, including, he writes, both “a friend of mine who had been in the field of public relations” and “a New York advertising executive,”Julian Koenig. Koenig, who had been on Nelson’s organizing committee in 1969, has said that the idea came to him by the coincidence of his birthday with the day selected, April 22; “Earth Day” rhyming with “birthday,” the connection seemed natural. Other names circulated during preparations — Nelson himself continued to call it the National Environment Teach-In, but national coordinator Denis Hayes used the term Earth Day in his communications and press coverage of the event was “practically unanimous” in its use of “Earth Day,” so the name stuck.

The introduction of the name “Earth Day” was also claimed by John McConnell, see below under “Equinox Earth Day”.

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~~Earth Day 2014 – Animated & Interactive Google Doodle~~

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~~Published on Apr 22, 2014~~

On 22 April 2014, Google Doodle celebrates the Earth Day 2014 with an animated and interactive doodle. 

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

The Rufous Hummingbird, Dung Bettle, Puffer Fish, Veiled Chameleon, Japanese Macaque and Moon Jellyfish wish you a Happy Earth Day!

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~~Earth Day — Google Doodle — Through the years~~

~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

http://googleimages.in/earth-day-2014-images-of-green-tree-in-bowl/

http://tut2learn.com/2014/04/earth-day-2014-celebrated-with-interactive-google-doodle/

http://googleimages.in/earth-day-2014-images-of-green-tree-in-bowl/

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