Celebrate the Earth
Earth Day - March 20th (Not April 22)
"The idea of John McConnell, founder of the real Earth Day, was to have one great global day for Planet Earth each year. Earth Day was to be on the March day when the equinox occurred -- day of nature's equipoise when night and day are equal and Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Let's get attention for the truth about Earth Day and make the next occasion of nature's special event - Earth Day, March 20, 2001 - the great day it deserves to be. The real Earth Day in the new millennium can foster an Earth Trustee future of great promise for the human family and the wonderful skin oflife that covers our globe. " - Earth Site Find out more about why Earth Day is not April 22 and here too.
Earth Day - April 22 (See above too!)
"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 2000
It doesn't matter what day it is officially, take the advice of this site:
Arbor Day - Last Friday in April
The latin word for arbor means tree, and the idea of a particular day or week for planting trees came to Canada from the United States. Tree-planting ceremonies have been around for a long time. Long ago, they took place during spring festivals, planting a tree was a way to celebrate Spring Growth. This ancient idea took on new meaning in the prairie state of Nebraska at the end of the 19th century. A man named J. Sterling Morton wanted to plant trees in his almost treeless state. He knew that trees would benefit the farmers by providing windbreaks and helping to prevent soil erosion. People would also enjoy the shade and beauty of the trees. Morton promoted the idea of Arbor Day, and in 1885 his birthday, April 22, was declared a legal holiday for planting trees. That year almost one million trees where planted where there were almost none before.
International Earth Day Site
Earth Day Network 2
Earth Day Canada
Kids Domain - Earth Day
Earth's Birthday Project
I adopted a Fer-de-lance, a
type of snake often
found in the rainforest. It is the most feared animal in the
rainforest! It had deadly poison in its fangs. My Fer-de-lance is
named Fahrey Monjeu. Why is his name Fahrey Monjeu?? I don't know!!
Spinning Globe from Sparks Around the World
Earth Day - Every Day from:
Circle of Life graphic from Golden Broomstick
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