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Earth Day

22 Apr

 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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13 responses to “Earth Day

  1. Charles Huss

    April 22, 2017 at 6:34 am

    I remember that show. I had not thought about it for years.

     
    • Piglove

      April 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

      I know! Such fun times back in the day for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. speedyrabbit

    April 22, 2017 at 6:55 am

    We already planted a tree in the back garden a new apple tree for Speedy,and its Sprouting leave already,xx Speedy and Rachel

     
    • Piglove

      April 24, 2017 at 9:35 am

      That is so fabulous!! That’s perfect for Earth Day my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Amy

    April 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Lucy is waiting for the milkbone tree she planted to grow.

     
    • Piglove

      April 24, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Snorts! Now that is definitely something Houdini could wrap his mouth around for sure. Let us know how it works out okay my friends. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Ladybuggz

    April 22, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    never heard of that show, they should bring it back for the sake of the ” American Climate Change Denier’s” … No offence tended!

     
    • Piglove

      April 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. They should bring it back. It was one of those clean cartoons unlike the cartoons of today. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. koolkosherkitchen

    April 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Great post and very much needed – thank you, friend!
    Meows and purrs, Beba and Barmalei

     
  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    April 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Pawfect! Hope your was a wagnificent Earth Day 🌎

     
    • Piglove

      April 24, 2017 at 9:40 am

      It was great my friends – thanks for asking. We all took walkies with mom/dad. It was a blast – chaotic but a blast. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Tails Around the Ranch

        April 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

        Yeah…glad to see you’re out walking again!! Bravo

         
      • Piglove

        April 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        Thanks sweet friend. It feels so good to be walking again. I didn’t think I would miss it but I did so much. Weird how your life changes, right?

         

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