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!
Hello my sweet friends. I hope that you have had a fantastic week so far – hang in there – it’s almost the weekend – barks!
I wanted to share with you this picture of me with mom/dad. They took me on a field trip – can you say SCORE for the little doggy? You see the night before the field trip, I ate my last Greenie. Don’t you just love those things? So this night, I didn’t have any.
So mom says okay then field trip! We got into the Jeep and headed off towards our closest pet store – Petsmart. Of course, I had to walk around and check everything out – you know say hello to a few passing anipals and then show mom/dad what food I needed – barks – what? It’s what I do. Then there was the shirt I just absolutely fell in love with and had to have. Dad snorted can you believe that? He says that I *almost* have as many clothes as mom – silly daddy.
And mom got smart this time at the pet store, she bought the economical sized bag of my Greenies – 43 in the teenie size. It’s like they were made just for my little mouth. Can you imagine that? And fresh mint flavor too. Maybe with a fresh mouth daddy won’t mind it when I slip him the tongue. Barks with puppy laughter.
Also this week, mom/dad took me next door to see our neighbors. Do you remember Bacon talking about Big Daddy? Well Big Daddy got to hold me and I played with them while mom/dad talked with them. It was great to see my kingdom in the front yard. You know sometimes a little doggy has to strut.
And now I leave with you Jokes from Daddy. Enjoy my friends!