Earth day 2007
Earth day flag image courtsey: wikipedia.org
The ozone layer that protects the living things from the harmful rays of the sun is fast depleting leaving gaping holes. The mountainous icebergs on the
The blame game!
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These are all words we hear everyday, undeveloped world blames the developed nations and call them eco criminals. The rich nations in turn accuse the third world nations for not setting standards for manufacturing thereby causing more pollution.
Lighting a candle.
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As the blame game is going on planet earth is getting chocked and on the verge of suffocation. Let us see what can be creatively done to improve the situation and what is going on all around the globe to meet the evils caused by pollution. If not for introspection and correction “the Earth Day” means nothing. Let us imbibe the spirit of this day as it is like lighting a candle, rather than blaming darkness.
A day many events.
April 22nd has much significance as the day is “Vernal Equinox” (when the sun crosses the equator about between 21st and 22nd of April). This day is significant as it is the birth anniversary of Eddie Albert a TV star as well as an early environmentalist. The birth anniversary of Julius Starling Morton- the founder of the arbor-day (arbor means tree, that is celebrated in
A day for Mother Earth.
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Ringing Japanese peace bell.
As a ritual it has become a tradition that the UN Secretary General rings a Japanese peace bell marking the onset of the Earth-Day. This bell has been donated by the Japanese as a good will.
A spaceship that keeps us warm!
Pioneers of environmentalism.
John Mc Connell image courtsey: earthsocietyfoundation.org
On a UNESCO conference of environment held on 1969, John Mc Connell first introduced the idea of a global holiday by name “The Earth Day”. In the same year he designed the flag for the day with earth and its atmosphere embedded on it. Proclamation for the First Earth Day was done by the Mayor of San Francisco Mr. Joseph Alioto on
The “great” oil spill.
The immediate provocation was the great oil spill that occurred in
There is only one earth.
Gandhi image courtsey: worldpeace-conference.net
The present wave of environmental activism has its roots in these steps taken by the pioneers who initiated the process. There may be many planets but there is only one earth on which the destiny of generations to come have to find shelter. There are enough for everyone’s needs, but not for one’s greed. It seems perhaps a little bit of Gandhism alone can save this planet, simple living and high thinking- to which Gandhi was the role model - may show the way, lead kindly light! Wishing all an optimistic but realistic
“Happy Earth Day”!!!