A Sophisticate Celebrates Earth Day


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

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network (EDN), is now a global observance with more than 1 billion participants.


Born out of the spirit of the 1960’s anti-war movement, Earth Day was founded by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson, who made use of that energy to raise awareness of the need for a greener ethos and consciousness:
1970: The first Earth Day is attended by 20 million people in cities all over the United States.
1970: President Richard M. Nixon establishes the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
1972: The Clean Water Act is passed. This act sets limits on the discharge of pollutants into U.S. waterways
1973: The Endangered Species Act is passed. This act serves to protect the animals and the ecosystems in which they live. 
1995: President William Jefferson Clinton bestows the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award on Gaylord Nelson in recognition of his work on behalf of the environment. The award is the highest honor that can be accorded U.S. civilians. 
2013: The theme of the 43rd annual Earth Day celebration is The Face of Climate Change. (From www.Marinadelraypatch.com)
"Any question you ever have, the answer you will find in Nature- if you know where to look, and how to ask"  from the movie 'The Power of One" (1992)
A Sophisticate is an Environmentalist. She takes care of the environment. More than that she knows that 'Mother Nature' is what feeds her. It is what nourishes her physically and emotionally. 

She knows that what ever she gives to the Earth is returned to ten-fold. Respect of the power and force of 'Mother Nature' is what allows her to live in harmony and peace with the environment around her.

The meaning of Earth Day could be considered like the spirit of Christmas and the remembrance of Hanukkah. Although, celebrated on one day during the year the meaning is carried on and practiced every minute of every day. ;D