Monday, April 22, 2013

Made It to New Week - Earth Day


“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

It's Monday of a new week.  But not just any Monday, it's Earth Day - April 22.  We went through a week of death and destruction to emerge on a day focus on saving the Earth.

Author: Carolineee 1991
We save the Earth - We save one of our most important resources. Save our children just as we work hard to save the the great American bison, a story of an animal that was almost wiped out until public and private conservation efforts came to the rescue.


“We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  Native American Saying


Once considered “ecosystem engineers” – animals that profoundly affects their environment and all species living there – bison altered the prairie ecosystem by carving pathways and creating wetlands by wallowing and trampling. They fertilized the vegetation and provided food for hunters and scavengers. Birds, prairie dogs, coyotes, wolves and pronghorn antelope all thrived in a land sculpted by millions of bison, roaming free.

Picnic for Earth - Is  part of our All Hands on Earth campaign, we’re asking millions of people all over the world to spend the whole month of April— Earth Month— thinking about where their food comes.

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Picnic for Earth is a celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people we share it with. In short, the planet does a lot for us, and we should take it out for lunch.

The Earth is patchwork of gardens. All the land on Earth currently being farmed is equal in size to South America. The land currently being grazed by the world’s livestock is the size of Africa.  The world population is expected to reach 9 billion. To continue to have enough to sustain us, we will need to double our food production.


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

Earth Day is held every year on 22 April to highlight environmental issues, with events held around the world to show support.  Earth Day 2013 has been given a major boost thanks to Google featuring it as its doodle.  Click HERE to view 'the best of Google Doodles' gallery

 The first Earth Day began in 1970 when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand a sustainable environment and it is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.” ― Chief Seattle, The Chief Seattle's Speech


As part of our All Hands on Earth campaign, we’re asking millions of people all over the world to spend the whole month of April— Earth Month— thinking about where their food comes from, and how their food choices impact our planet.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” ― John Muir