Happy Earth Day - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014!!!
I hope everyone is having the best day, in the best ways, that you all can, no matter how you are spending it today. I have been having a pretty relaxed day of Gaming and watching and watching some of my Youtube subscriptions, emailing back and forth and chatting with friends and stuff, while reading through all my Social Media feeds and everything. You know, just hanging out and having fun, enjoying the warm breeze coming in from the open balcony door. It is 9 degrees Celsius out this afternoon, and feels really warm out. -smiles-
Earth Day: The History of A Movement - http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement
Earth Day - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day
Earth Day: The History of A Movement
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.
Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.
Earth Day - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
One of the Youtube channels that I have been getting caught up on today is also one that I have mention and written about before. Geek & Sundry, which is one of Felicia Day’s channels that has different series’ on it, like “Co-Optitude” with Felicia and her brother Ryon, “TableTop” with Whil Wheaton, “Talkin’ Comics” with Amy Dallen, the “Vaginal Fantasy” book club that I watch every month, even if I do not read the two monthly books, along with other great Webcast series’ that I enjoy.
Geek & Sundry is also the new home of all six (6) Seasons of one of Felicia Days’ webcast series’ based on World of Warcraft, “The Guild”, which also stars Whil Wheaton and Teal Sherer. Teal, of course, who is a disabled actress, now has her own webcast series’ now, and one that I also watch every Monday or Tuesday - My Gimpy Life! -grins-
I also follow G&S’s secondary channel, which is Geek & Sundry Vlogs - Felicia Day has handpicked vloggers to amuse, intrigue and connect with you on Geek & Sundry Vlogs. From comics to cosplay —and every geeky subject in between — our vloggers offer the best in geek from all over the world. Don’t believe us? Take a look… And don’t forget to subscribe!
Geek and Sundry - https://www.youtube.com/user/geekandsundry
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