Watchful eyes, thoughtful mind

Earth and us ….. past, present and future ….. connected?

Wish your planet a happy birthday on Earth Day March 30, 2009

Filed under: earth,ecology,future,nature,rtr09 — Radiance @ 9:35 AM
Recently us earthlings celebrated the Earth Hour to remind ourselves of our responsibilities towards the planet. A much older initiative to conserve planet Earth was started in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, in 1970. It is the Earth Day which is observed every year on 22nd April. Various people and organisations around the world have been organising events to spread the word about the much needed eco-conservation. This year the Eco Preservation Society has developed the ‘Replanting the Rainforests (RTR09)’ program and is implementing it in conjunction with Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Rainforest Trust and TreeBankingLLC. They have initiated a fundraiser, Earth Day Birthday (EDBD) gift to our planet, with goal of raising $1.0M by April 22 which will be used for replanting and sustained the rainforests. This is not another reforestation programme that replants the trees and then leaves them to be cut down by loggers again. This programme is about sustained forestation taking place over next 10 years. I am participating in this campaign as a volunteer blogger to spread the word around. So for next 22 days, I’m going to bring my readers information and stories of various eco-preservation projects and initiatives from around the globe. The main source of these stories is going to be the RTR website. So I sincerely request my readers to visit this website and get to know more about how you can help the planet (and therefore, ourselves). Also, if you want to make a donation to the fundraiser, there is a widget in the right-hand column of my blog for you to do so. The SocialTrafficInc channel on YouTube has an interesting competition going on where people can share their ideas about how they will save $10 (only!!!) for gifting those to our planet on its birthday (Earth Day). It might give you some ideas of your own on saving for the planet (for a change)!
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