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Earth Day

22 Apr

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 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

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April 22nd is EARTH DAY.  Every year, more than 1 billion people in 175 countries will participate in various Earth Day events on this date.  It is the largest civic observance in the world.  The purpose is to raise awareness about important environmental issues.

The first Earth Day took place in 1970.  After witnessing the affects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, US Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots environmental teach in on college campuses across the country.  Many people believe that this first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

Celebrate today – plant a tree, help clean up a beach or park and/or participate in an event near you.  Help to keep this world a better place for everyone!

And a little blast from the past you might remember that deals with Earth Day – Captain Planet and the Planeteers.  Do you remember this show?  It was an American animated environmental program created by Ted Turner, Robert Larkin III and Barbara Pyle.  It came out on September 15, 1990.

The basis of the program was set with Gaia – the spirit of the planet.  She is awakened by drilling which is above her resting chamber.  To control the damage, she sends out five magic rings to youths around the world who will become the Planeteers.

Kwame is from Africa and has the power of Earth with his ring.

Wheeler is from North America and has the power of Fire with his ring.

Linka is from the Soviet Union and has the power of Wind with her ring.

Gi is from Asia and has the power of Water with her ring.

Ma-Ti is from South America and has the power of Heart and telepathy with his ring.

All five can use their rings special powers to call the super hero – Captain Planet for help.

I think today would be the perfect day to check out this old classic of helping the environment!

 

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11 responses to “Earth Day

  1. Jovina Coughlin

    04/22/2014 at 12:39 pm

    Great bloggers think alike.

     
    • PigLove

      04/22/2014 at 1:27 pm

      Yes they do! Have a great Tuesday my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    04/22/2014 at 12:44 pm

    I wish we really had a Captain Planet who could help. do you remember the theme? captain planet, he’s a hero
    gonna take pollution down to zero
    he’s our powers magnified
    and he’s fighting on the planets side…
    The Power is yours :o)

     
    • PigLove

      04/22/2014 at 1:27 pm

      Oh snorts! I thought I was the only one that remembered the theme. Loved it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. katsrus

    04/22/2014 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Earth Day. Very nice post.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      04/22/2014 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend! Happy Tuesday. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Molly The Wally

    04/22/2014 at 1:54 pm

    Nice one and Happy Earth Day to you. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

     
  5. Reilly & Denny

    04/22/2014 at 4:43 pm

    we enjoyed our earth day weekend – we definately celebrated a happy earth while we were away. Oh …guess what Bacon – om asked the peeps at Sky Ridge if they accept piggies and they said yes !

     
    • PigLove

      04/22/2014 at 4:58 pm

      PIGAWESOME! I was hoping that you would ask. This gives me something more to tell mom and dad. They were both fascinated with the cabin – would love to go. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. digitalgranny

    04/22/2014 at 6:10 pm

    I cleaned up the community garden and did some weeding out front. Wish I could have done more but did clean my own corner of the world.

     
    • PigLove

      04/23/2014 at 9:09 am

      That’s awesome my friend! Every little bit helps out Mother Earth. XOXO – Bacon

       

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