International Forest Day …. “March 21 …. #IStandForTrees … “!!


~~March 21, 2016~~ 


The International Day of Forests, the 21st day of March, was established by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.

Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns, on International Day of Forests.

The Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization, facilitates the implementation of such events in collaboration with governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, and international, regional and sub-regional organizations.

International Day of Forests was observed for the first time on March 21, 2013.




Stand For Trees



Each year more than 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of forests are lost, an area roughly the size of England. As go the forests, so go the plant and animal species that they embrace – 80% of all terrestrial biodiversity.

Most importantly, forests play a critical role in climate change including global warming: deforestation results in 12-18 percent of the world’s carbon emissions – almost equal to all the CO2 from the global transport sector.[citation needed] Equally crucial, healthy forests are one of the world’s primary ‘carbon sinks.

Today, forests cover more than 30% of the world’s land and contain more than 60,000 tree species, many as of yet unidentified. Forests provide food, fiber, water and medicines for approximately 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest people, including indigenous peoples with unique cultures.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 


~~International Day of Forests 2016~~

~~Published on Feb 18, 2016~~ 

Forests are vital to our water supply. They influence how and where rain falls, and they filter and clean our water. By protecting the world’s forests, we are also protecting the clean water that we depend upon for our survival.

Join us in celebrating the International Day of Forests on 21 March:…


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Thoughts for today, #220 …. “What happens when I’m no longer a fetus?!!


~~August 25, 2015~~ 


Anti-abortion or pro-life movements are involved in the abortion debate advocating against the practice of abortion and its legality. Many anti-abortion movements began as counter-movements in response to legalization of elective abortions.

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Abortion-rights movements advocate for legal access to induced abortion services. The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize or to restrict access to legal abortion services. Abortion-rights supporters themselves are frequently divided as to the types of abortion services that should be available and to the circumstances, for example different periods in the pregnancy such as late term abortions, in which access may be restricted.

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It seems to me the current climate on this topic, mostly by male politicians, who do not bear children, stops at defending the unborn child.

When does life begin is a very important question. Some claim the heart starts beating very early, others that life begins at the moment of conception.

Many of these are valid points.

However, what happens when the child is born?

That’s the point of this “thought“.

When I am no longer a fetus, who feeds me, clothes me, educate me .. and there are plenty more needs.

Seems that these other needs are not factored in the discussion.

They are as important and valid.

Many even more important after the child is born.

Let’s not forget that, providing for all these needs, is the investment in the future generations.



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To start the day …. “A New Kind of Prom Date”!!


~~May 8, 2015~~ 

This gives me hope.

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. There’s hope in the young generation.

Maybe there won’t be any issue with them and being gay will be as accepted as being left-handed.

Dare I hope? I wish I was there to witness it.



Grab a tissue and watch this tearjerker video of Ellen hosting the two male high school students – one gay, one straight – who are going to their prom together because they’re best friends.

Anthony Martinez didn’t have a date for the prom. What his straight friend Jacob Lescenski did about that surprised everyone.

Ellen knew she had to hear their incredible story.


“You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8!,” Jacob wrote on a sign happily held by friends.

Those friends and many more rented a bus to join Anthony and Jacob on Wednesday on “The Ellen Show,” where Ellen DeGeneres interviewed the best friends and commended them for being great role models.

She also handed each of them a $10,000 check for their education, to help reinforce and show the world that gay or straight, nothing beats friendship.

Grab a tissue and watch this awesome video!


Ellen DeGeneres had a generous surprise in store this week for the gay-straight “couple” whose colorful proposal went viral last week in the blogosphere.

DeGeneres rewarded Jacob Lescenski and Anthony Martinez, who are juniors at the Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a check for $10,000 each for the headline-making gesture.

“I just wanted to say I know that there are some schools out there that don’t support this and wouldn’t allow this to happen and it’s really a shame because prom is very important to a lot of people,”

she gushed in the interview, video of which can be found.



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Lescenski, who is straight, revealed that he was initially apprehensive after he learned that the openly gay Martinez had a crush on him.

Still, the two struck up a seemingly unlikely friendship.

“At first I was kinda scared,” he said in the interview. “I didn’t support gay rights then, but I also wasn’t against them … [but] Anthony, actually, was the reason that I began to support gay rights. He’s such a convincing person, he can convince anyone of anything. He’s such a great speaker.”

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~~A New Kind of Prom Date~~

~~Published on Apr 30, 2015~~

Anthony Martinez didn’t have a date for the prom. What his straight friend Jacob Lescenski did about that surprised everyone. Ellen knew she had to hear their incredible story.


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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. 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.





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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~~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



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