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Hope or despair

When originally considering names for my blog, I had briefly considered ‘green man in a red circle’, a take on my tree hugger self being flanked by some conservative republican neighbors. 659 more words


The first Earth Day had its asterisks

Every April 22 reminds me of that very first Earth Day celebrated in 1970. It started as a nationwide Environmental Teach-In, championed by Wisconsin’s own US senator, Gaylord Nelson. 338 more words

When We Were Young

2014-04-21 Earth Day 2014

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Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.

Earth Day was founded by United States Senator… 66 more words


An Earth Day Wake-up Call

It has been depressing lately, reading about the penny-wise pound-foolish despoiling of our earth for short term profits and jobs that will disappear in a few years. 434 more words

Issues And Activism

~ Earth Day

“Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty.The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.”

~ Gaylord Nelson

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Earth Day: the beginning of the modern environmental movement?

More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day today – the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action. Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States rallied for increased protection of the environment. 602 more words


Earth Day - April 22nd 1970

I was at a wedding in the mid-1990s, it was a rich, celtic-tigery affair. In the middle of the celebration a drinks trolley clinked its way around the guests. 631 more words

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