When is Earth Day - April 22nd!
As its name suggests, Earth Day is time to sit back and appreciate our planet. For some it may just be a moment to aware of the richness of our environment, for others it may trigger a modification to their life-style.
Earth Day April 22nd
It was John McConnell back in 1969 who first proposed an Earth Day. The backdrop was the peace movement, hippies and flower power. However, John McConnell was older, wiser and more experienced than most of those calling for give peace a chance. One of his earlier slogans was 'Peace for Minute', but in 1969 he put forward the idea a holiday to celebrate the Earth's life and beauty.
Rarely can a movement have spawned so many different flags in such a short time.
Entering into the spirit of Earth Day generates different feelings from celebrating special days that merely bring back memories. April 22nd could be a day when you reflect on the wonderment of our planet, and that may lead to small changes in behaviour which will help to preserve it. People who embrace these values want is win-win concepts. Eat a healthier diet, which in turn could lead to less methane or carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Choosing local produce mean fewer lorry miles, and eating more vegetables and less meat means fewer animals hence less methane emission.
April is an ideal time to re-assess one's diet; the longer days and warmer weather encourage thoughts of salads. Just as there are so many different but healthy diets, so there are a whole range of ways that people can absorb, celebrate, and embrace Earth Day.
In England schemes to re-cycle waste are gaining strength, we now have a bin for paper and glass, a bin for general rubbish and third bin for food waste.
Do You Know?
The Water We Use Every Day [all amounts are approximate]:
a. 3 - 7 gallons for the lavatory
The Amount Of Time Needed For Things To Decompose:
a. plastics can take 500
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The Worldwatch Institute
This organisation is based in Washington DC, USA, and it has issued an "Earth Day Report" which details some of its concerns which we share with you:
An 'Eco Joke' - A Brand New Genre of Joke
Heard on BBC Radio 5 Live "Drive" programme.
'I have an obsession with wind farms.'
'Yes. I'm a huge fan.'
An environmentalist dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, 'Ah, you're an environmentalist - you're in the wrong place.' Thinking that heaven could never make an error, the environmentalist reports to the gates of hell and is let in.
Pretty soon, the environmentalist gets dissatisfied with the environment in hell, and starts implementing eco-friendly improvements. After a while, global warming, air and water pollution are under control. The landscape is covered with grass and plants, the food is organic and the people are happy. The environmentalist has become a pretty popular guy.
One day God calls Satan up on the telephone and says with a sneer, 'So,
how's it going down there in hell?'
God replies, 'What? You've got an environmentalist? That's a mistake; he should never have gotten down there, send him up here.'
Satan says, 'No way. I like having an environmentalist on the staff, and I'm keeping him.'
God says, 'Send him back up here or I'll sue.'
Satan laughs uproariously and answers, 'Yeah, right. And just where are you going to get a lawyer?'
I can't help thinking the Environment Minister is a bit of a bird brain ....
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