Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated April 22, 1970, as a means to educate and propel the "environment" into the political mainstream. Senator Gaylord Nelson is credited with developing the idea of Earth Day. In 1969, while on a conservation speaking tour, the ideas of “Earth Day” coalesced in Nelson’s mind, and in Seattle he announced a nationwide environment demonstration. His ideas were uniting and highly motivational, and rapidly gained momentum and mainstream acceptance. Less than seven months later more than 20 million individuals demonstrated and Earth Day was born. Now thirty seven years on, Earth Day is the largest secular modern-holiday, celebrated in over 175 countries. Earth Day events are now organized by the Earth Day Network.

The timeline of important legislative acts and actions in the USA, that have come about because of the environmental awaking represented by the 1970 Earth Day is impressive. In 1995 President William Jefferson Clinton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (the "highest honor given to civilians in the United States,”) to Gaylord Nelson.

Tanji and Uschi celebrate Earth Day.

After a quick inspection of the solar panels,
that charge the batteries that run our
living/dinning/kitchen lights,

Tanji cruises out to play
in the areas mowed with our early
1970's GE Elec-Trak (Electric Tractor).

The boys find a whole new world to play with.

Wooo Hooo, the Earth,...

This one is mine,...

Fine !!! I've got two.

Happy Earth Day

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice and funny pics!