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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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9 responses to “Earth Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    04/22/2015 at 12:42 pm

    Happy Earth Day Rocky! We always try to do something for our earth… we only have this one earth and there is no stand in…

     
    • PigLove

      04/22/2015 at 1:24 pm

      Exactly brother! We gotta take care of it for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. katsrus

    04/22/2015 at 12:51 pm

    Happy Earth Day!
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      04/23/2015 at 9:16 am

      Thanks my friend – you too! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    04/22/2015 at 1:23 pm

    Molly and the German have tried inviting the squirrel to celebrate along with them, but he said he had lines to run. Happy Earth Day!

     
    • PigLove

      04/23/2015 at 9:16 am

      Well darn then. Sometimes those squirrels are just so busy it’s unreal! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. The Canadian Cats

    04/22/2015 at 9:21 pm

    Ya…Earth Day!!

    (((Shoko)))

     
  5. gentlestitches

    04/23/2015 at 8:17 pm

    My little bit is composting and then putting the compost back in the ground every autumn. Just finished it! 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:39 am

      Awesome! That is indeed a great thing to give back Auntie Sharon. XOXO – Bacon

       

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