Happy Earth Day 2018!!!

We so need to make every day Earth Day! What are we doing to this planet?

Filosofa's Word

Today is Earth Day … the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, to be exact.  I am always surprised by people who say, “Yeah, so???” Or those who say “What the heck is Earth Day?”  So, please bear with me while I explain very briefly.

History – In The Beginning

The concept for Earth Day was conceived in the mind of then-Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Senator Nelson recruited help from Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey and others, and on April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the…

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9 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day 2018!!!

    1. Hi Dewin – charging batteries with a burst of sunshine in Italy!!

      Starting to write a new novel today which formed in my head while I was away!! May be less active for a while.

      Keep on truckin’ Dewin!!

      Sent from Outlook

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      1. Hey Opher 🙂

        Ah that’s excellent on both counts! Another novel…number 48 when completed? If so, I guess you want the half-century 😉 Gotta roll with it when the moment is ripe and get it down on paper. Good luck with the writing.

        Keep on truckin’ …from the 1930’s song “Trucking My Blues Away” by Blind Boy Fuller? Or the comic-strip by R. Crumb? (according to Wiki)

        Love and be Loved 🙂

        DN

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