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Earth Day 2013

Today—Monday, 22 April 2013—is EARTH DAY.

PogoEarthDayPoster1970The first Earth Day was celebrated 43 years ago.  That year, 20 million people reportedly participated.    Today, Earth Day is celebrated in over 192 countries by nearly a billion people.  Although some progress has been made in protecting the earth, the Pogo poster from 1970—sadly—is still appropriate today.

I am more concerned than hopeful about the fate of our world. There is still so much to do.  But today, I will celebrate and trust that together the people of the world can actually make a difference.  As Carl Sagan reminds us, it is our responsibility to “preserve and cherish this pale blue dot, the only home we have ever known.”

Do you have any special plans for today?

Comments on: "Earth Day 2013" (6)

  1. There’s no doubt in my mind that we in the US are environmentally better than we were in 1970 …. but, places like China have taken our place.

    • So true. As a world collective, there are still problems–but improvements are being made. For Earth Day, let’s celebrate the improvements!

  2. I had no idea that Earth Day was that old – that’s how old I am. The first time I was aware of Earth Day was in the 80’s. I could certainly do a lot more to protect the planet.

    • Yeah,we could all do more, but that is not always as easy to do as to say. What amazes me is that you are such a spring chicken! I as 15 for the first earth day. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. good stuff you posted dear..never knew this…thanks for sharing

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