Yeah, so I think it's Jesus Day or something, but do you know what else it is?
Earth Day! Yay for the Earth!
|At first I thought this was a pretty picture, but now I think it looks radioactive.|
Earth Day was founded by a wicked-cool US Senator named Gaylord on April 22, 1970. It was first focused in the US, but it launched internationally in 1990, in 141 nations.
I actually remember when the rest of the world got all up in Earth Day's bid-nas. I remember my school teaching us to "reduce, reuse and recycle!" and to pick up our litter, and to cut it out with those pesky CFCs.
You know what else I remember? I remember being scared shitless that the effing ozone layer was going to burn off and we were all going to spontaneously combust - or worse, very slowly and painfully MELT when the sun's raw rays hit us.
Imagine a class of first graders out there picking up trash in their school yard, and unexpectedly melting into a hot ball of steaming flesh and MC Hammer pants.
Oh yeah. Back to my research.
I read that Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network (duh?), and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.
(Please bear with me, my American friends, as I am a proud Canadian - true, north, strong, and free - and while I would have liked to have done some International research, I stuck with my home and native land. )
The first Canadian Earth Day was held in 1980, and was organized by a grad student at Queen's University (my Alma Mater!).
AND, a woman named Flora, the federal government rep for Kingston (Hometown!) officially kicked things off with a ceremonial tree planting and naked rain dance. (Just kidding about the naked rain dance.)
Nowadays, more than 6 million Canadians join 1 billion people in over 170 countries to take part in Earth Day projects, activities, and other rabble-rousing.
So this year, I want to actively join that group of 1 billion people. And I want YOU, my loyal readers, to join in too. Bringing the grand total up to about 1,000,000,030.
SO here's what I plan to do:
First, I am going to drive 200 kilometres to Hometown with Hubby in his 13 year old pickup truck.
BUT THEN, then, I'm going to do something green.
I already clean with vinegar. And I already take the bus to work. And I already use reusable bags. Yes, I'm already a goddam SAINT.
But starting tomorrow (not tonight, 'cause I'm lazy) I'm going to use that effing compost bin more often. Even though it's inconvenient. And even though it's messy. And even though it stinks worse than bum's dirty nutsack.
Check this out: A Billion Acts Of Green
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My blogger friend jacqui, of ChickTuition asked me when the next game of Pictionary will be. Excellent question!
I like this idea, so on Monday I shall post another example of my artistry (with the help of Painter), and you all will have the pleasure of guessing what I have very skillfully represented.