Earth Day Celebration!

Dan Environment, General, This Land of Ours

Gaylord Nelson (Earth Day founder) with William K. Reilly, Earth Day 1990

Gaylord Nelson (Earth Day founder) with William K. Reilly, Earth Day 1990

Devoting special a day every year to helping the earth is a way to demonstrate how much we care about the future of our planet. In this the second part of her series, Cathy Isom tells us some ways we can get in the act of celebrating Earth Day. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Earth Day Celebration!

From: Farmer’s Almanac

Earth Day Activities and Ideas

Celebrate Earth Day!

Bring nature into the garden with plants that attract butterflies.Earth Day

Earth DayEarth Day Quotes and Poetry

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.

–Abraham Cowley

The “green things growing” whisper me
Of many an earth-old mystery
–Eben Eugene Rexford

Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything
–Edna Frohock

While the bright radiant sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels
–The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac

O Spring-time sweet!
The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet

Source: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

There are many events taking around the country and globe over this Earth Day weekend. Find one near you to attend.

More links for more information on Earth Day.