Earth Day

Rugosa       EARTH DAY History and Informational Resources

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”  

So God created man in his own image,
       in the image of God he created him;
       male and female he created them. 
 

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”  

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.  

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

~ Genesis 1: 26-31

                                                             EARTH DAY 

  

First observed internationally on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was to amplify the necessity for conservation of the world’s natural resources. Initially held on March 21, as a student event on college campuses, Earth Day has evolved into a major educational and media event. Environmentalists point out environmental problems, and solutions which may slow and possibly reverse these situations.

 

Beginning in 1962, the concept of Earth Day was developing, with the encouragement of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who is credited as its founder. He attempted to persuade President Kennedy to go on a national conservation tour, which resulted in a 5-day, 11-state tour, beginning in September, 1963, and served to spark the event.

 

The ultimate goals of Earth Day were to draw attention to environmental issues, and to place them squarely on the nation’s political agenda. Due to grassroots level support, this day was established. First held in 1970, Earth Day helped to alert people of the dangers of pollution, increase awareness of environmental concerns, and understanding the concept of ecology, thus development of the environmental movement.

 

Things We All Can do to Re-Leaf the Earth:

Educate our Children

Discover and Learn –

Audubon Society

Bring Nature to Life – Guide to more than 5,500 species!

Natural History Organizations

Smithsonian Museums & Research Centers: Smithsonian Ecology and Environment

Environmental Health Concerns:

Environmental Protection Agency

National Institute ofEnvironmental Health Sciences

Help Keep Our Earth Green – Plant!

“How tos” of Gardening for Wildlife in Your Backyard!

More Gardening Adventures with Children

Help Keep the Earth Green – Get Involved!

National Arbor Day Foundation

National Wildlife Foundation

Have fun – Enjoy the Earth’s Splendors and Add to Them!

National Park Service

Visit Seussville – Help the Lorax save the Trees!

Adopt a Rainforest Animal – for your website – an eco-wise gift!

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