Happy Earth Day 2022

In 1970, I attended the original Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park. I remember wandering around the booths with friends, enjoying the balmy day amidst the smell of (then illegal) marijuana, which was never my thing because I wouldn’t be at all interested in any substance that encourages eating a lot of carbs.

It was a pleasant day with earnest young people dedicated to educate and inform and become involved in making the world a better place.

Happy Earth Day

The proper use of science in not to conquer nature but to live in it.
Barry Commoner

Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money
Cree Indian Proverb

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir

17 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day 2022

  1. OOOOH, that’s MY bird. You stole him from me πŸ™‚ My Great Blue Heron (similar to, but oh so different, from My Blue Heaven). Is it really Earth Day again? It’s Patriot’s Day and the Marathon in Boston tomorrow, so there’s a lot of angst going around the Commonwealth. I remember the first Earth day. I would have hoped for more progress by now!

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    • I think actual earth day is 22nd, but it’s being “celebrated” and by “celebrated” I mean commercialized –on this day. I was there for the 1st one too, in Balboa Park, and although I didn’t partake (of either one), it was a blur and a haze of pot and patchouli. We haven’t come far at all, which is the reality of it. And btw, that’s MY heron, taken across the street from our house at the school playground. I have another photo of him with our house in the background but I didn’t want to publicize our address, cos if you know the area, our house is easy to locate. This bird hung around for an hour, eating bugs I guess.


      • Mine was sunning himself by our downtown river and dam. These are BIG birds. I think because the Boston Marathon (and Patriot’s Day) is tomorrow, no one is talking about Earth Day, which will wait for Wednesday.
        Earth Day has say slipped away here (maybe because of its proximity to the Marathon, which is such a big deal) to such a degree that people don’t even bother to commercialize it.

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  2. Every day of the year desperately needs to be World Earth Day β€” but a serious effort rather than just brief news-media tokenism.

    And it’s not just Fox News but rather pretty much the entire mainstream news-media spectrum that are complicit β€” especially in regards to human-created climate change.

    In an interview with the online National Observer (posted Feb.12, 2019), Noam Chomsky noted that while the mainstream news-media, including The New York Times, do publish stories about man-made global warming, β€œIt’s as if … there’s a kind of a tunnel vision β€” the science reporters are occasionally saying β€˜look, this is a catastrophe,’ but then the regular [non-environmental pro-fossil fuel] coverage simply disregards it.”

    Too many mainstream-news-media CEOs and senior editors remain unfazed by manmade global warming and its resultant extreme weather events.


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