Celebrate our earth
Here’s my Earth Day greeting …. a world of raindrops! It’s a bit awkward but I was determined to make it work so I kept at it. There are so many ways to celebrate earth day, from pulling the dreaded English Ivy from trees in Forest Park to planting a garden in your own home. Either works….
Here’s a bit of history about Earth Day, from Senator Gaylord Nelson, its founder:
“Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. For several years, it had been troubling me that the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of the country. Finally, in November 1962, an idea occurred to me that was, I thought, a virtual cinch to put the environment into the political “limelight” once and for all. The idea was to persuade President Kennedy to give visibility to this issue by going on a national conservation tour. I flew to Washington to discuss the proposal with Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who liked the idea. So did the President. The President began his five-day, eleven-state conservation tour in September 1963. For many reasons the tour did not succeed in putting the issue onto the national political agenda. However, it was the germ of the idea that ultimately flowered into Earth Day. ……Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.”
Read the full account : http://earthday.envirolink.org/history.html
Get out and plant a garden!
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