TerraBluTeams Practice #16

Earth Day is April 22nd, 2012.

I was there for the first Earth Day in 1970 (Coffman Union, U of M) where I met our speaker, Buckminster Fuller, under a half Geodesic Dome. Gaylord Nelson, the US Senator from Wisconsin, brought 20 million of us Americans Coast to Coast for rallies to support the environment which led to the creation of the EPA, the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

The WHY:

The earth’s resources provide the sustenance for all life forms. We need to pay attention to how our everyday choices impact our culture, our people, our economics and our environment. Sustainability is not a choice but an imperative.

Join us in celebrating the earth and learn how to steward its resources.


Celebrate Earth Day by getting engaged with your family and your community.

The HOW:

Earth Day Ideas:

  1. Plant a tree in your back yard.
  2. Visit a nearby recycling facility.
  3. Plant or renew your vegetable garden.
  4. Begin the art of composting.
  5. Plant flowers or flowering bushes at your local non-profit, place of worship, library or local park.
  6. Participate in a clean-up litter campaign in your community.
  7. Attend a special Earth Day event.
  8. Have a special Earth Day Potluck party or a Picnic for the Planet of all non-processed organic foods.
  9. Consider using the day annually for an around the home “Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse and Reduce” Day.
  10. Ride your bike, take a hike or have an organic picnic.

Note: Consider buying a carbon offset to make up for the greenhouse gas emissions you create on the other 364 days of the year. Carbon offsets fund reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through projects such as wind farms, that displaces energy from fossil fuels.

The Deep Dive:

Find out more about Earth Day here and the detailed history of Earth day here.

Earth Day events can be found on the National Mall, in the Boston Metro area, and in my neck of the woods, Newburyport, Revere Beach, Boston FilmFest for Earth Day.

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