Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

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.
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There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.
~Brooke Medicine Eagle

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.  Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.
~Kahlil Gibran

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.
~John Muir

This most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
~e. e. cummings

4 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Happy Earth day...we recycled a full barrel today, and recycling in the new house has just begun....We are going to use up everything we can over again....have a glorious day. xox

Linda Wildenstein said...

This is a day that lots of folks, poo poo. But for those of us who love our mother and all she is........thanks for the post. We need to not hide our light under a bushel basket.....yes?????

Anonymous said...

The four of us went to an Earth Day event at OSU Ag. Center. It was worthwhile, indeed. The boys got shirts which have Hawks on them done by Esperanza Threads. We certainly supported the event! Pat E

Jan said...

Is that art work done by you? I like it. Love your picks of quotes also, I'm memorizing that e.e. cummings one. Got it in my pocket right now.