Happy Earth Day! Or, perhaps more appropriately, Happy Water Planet Day!
Instead of boring you with the history of Earth Day (although it is actually pretty interesting, see below) I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes about nature and our relationship with the planet.
As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
Arthur C Clarke
Protect the ocean and you protect yourself.
Hopefully today we can all relate to one or two of these and hopefully, for at least a day, we’ll truly appreciate this planet we live on.
If you’re curious about the origins of Earth Day, check out some of these links:
- Earth Day Facts: When It Is, How It Began, What to Do
- Earth Day facts
- EARTH DAY FACTS: The History Of Earth Day (And Why It’s April 22)
And find out where you can join a group to celebrate Earth Day with the EPA’s interactive map.
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