I’ve celebrated Earth Day since I was a kid, so this year is no exception. I’m very “Earth Friendly” and “Green.” I have green eyes even! So, it is no surprise that I am going to Blog about it too.
Yesterday I went to the Dollar Tree (where everything is $1) and bought some Earth Day supplies. I ended up getting 50 packs of flower seeds (10 for $1), 2 terra cotta planters and 5 of the plastic planters.
I’m going to plant them later today when it gets a little bit warmer and sunnier. Not all of them, but some at least.
When I lived near Orlando, FL I went to the Earth Day Birthday celebration the rock station 101.1 WJRR put on each year. It wasn’t so Earth friendly really, people generally just went for the music (they get good bands to go). At least the money went to a good cause (I hope) and I have good memories from that.
Here are some pictures I took from my scrapbook from Earth Day concerts I went to in high school.
Yes, I blacked out my ex-boyfriend’s face (who wants to see that scum anyways?)
That guy is Jimmy from Jimmy’s Chicken Shack. I actually met him a month prior to this event at a 311 concert – and he remembered me!
The Offspring and Staind (lower left corner). The Offspring was GREAT! I was at the very front of the crowd – amazing!
While I was looking up some fun facts about Earth Day, I realized the earthday.net website ran out of bandwidth or something and was unable to load. That was the first page listed on Google. Speaking of Google, if you use it today check out what you see:
Here is some educational information about Earth Day from the Earth Day Wiki page (don’t say you never learn anything from my Blog):
Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, which is often March 20, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969.
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