Thursday, April 22, 2010
From Denny: Since I've been getting bombarded with email about Earth Day - a lot of it worthy to visit - it deserved a post to pass along what people are doing to appreciate their planet.
There are news articles, children's activities and suggestions of how you can help in small ways every day. Make every day your Earth Day! :)
Earth Day, 40 Years Later: How Far Have We Come? - 20 Million Americans Joined in First Earth Day; Organizers Say 1 Billion Worldwide Taking Part Today
Letter from Vice President Joe Biden
We’ve been celebrating Earth Day for 40 years now, but the truth is that tomorrow may be the first one when we are truly able to say that we have started down the road to a real clean energy economy -- and a better world for our kids.
Today I am kicking off the Administration’s celebration of Earth Day in advance by announcing $452 million in Recovery Act “Retrofit Ramp-Up” awards. These awards will help make energy efficiency affordable for hundreds of thousands of homeowners and businesses, and are expected to create tens of thousands of jobs in the process.
And this is just a tiny sliver of what we’ve done. As the President’s point man on the Recovery Act, which included America’s biggest investment ever in clean energy, I’ve visited countless communities that have seen jobs come back through these kinds of initiatives.
You can learn more about all our efforts at WhiteHouse.gov/EarthDay, and also join Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, for a special online video chat tomorrow at 12:00PM EDT at WhiteHouse.gov.
Of course Earth Day is about more than just government action to protect our air, water and environment. Since the first Earth Day forty years ago countless Americans have taken action to make their local communities cleaner and healthier and to have a positive impact on our planet.
This year, President Obama is calling on all of us to pitch in and participate in the Earth Day of Service. On Serve.gov/EarthDay you can find thousands of Earth Day Service events in communities across the country.
Whether you pick up trash at a local park, plant trees, or clean up the river or stream in your hometown, there are plenty of ways to get involved. I hope you’ll join President Obama and me in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Vice President of the United States
"As we continue to tackle our environmental challenges, it’s clear that change won’t come from Washington alone. It will come from Americans across the country who take steps in their own homes and their own communities to make that change happen."
- President Barack Obama
From Rebellious Roots, Earth Day Now Mainstream
Earth Day: No More Burning Rivers, But New Threats
Finding Ways To Mark Earth Day's 40th
Cabinet Secretary Discusses U.S. Dependence On Foreign Oil
Mars Mission Could Pay Dividends On Earth
10 Green Giants That Could Change the World - how some big business and governments are attempting to be more green. They left out BMW, the German car company that is environmentally sensitive at their American plant.
A Brief History of Earth Day - The enduring appeal of Earth Day resonated far beyond its origins
Five Ways to Help Save the Planet in 30 Minutes or Less - Invest half an hour to protect the environment by changing how you live each day
8 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids - Games, art projects, crafts, music and other ideas for children this Earth Day
Go Green With Your Morning Coffee - short video, If you start every morning with a fresh cuppa joe in your hand, then these tips are for you. Find out some simple ways you can buy, prepare, and order coffee so that it's brewed or served in an environmentally friendly way.
Celebrate Earth Day 2010 in Your Community - Just one green act this Earth Day can make a big difference
Documentary Films About the Environment and Ecology - These Documentaries Can Spark You To Become An Environmental Activist.
A Brief Chat About Climate Change - What you need to know about global warming and other disasters
Earth Day Network site
Blog post from 10000 memories of the life as a caterpillar:
Altar of the Planet - A somewhat extraterrestrial and somewhat very terrestrial view on the climate change, Earth hour and human species in general.
From Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Earth Day Cartoons
The Smallest Earth Day Poem - Libations Friday 16 Apr 2010
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