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For Sikhs, every day is the Earth Day

For Sikhs, every day is the Earth Day

Pawan Guru, Paani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahatt (Air is the guide, Water is the father, the earth is a mother)”. That’s the message of Guru Nanak, the founder of one of the most progressive and modern religions of the world. While everyone across the globe celebrated Earth Day recently, the idea of respecting nature was never alien to the followers[Read More…]

by 28/04/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Earth Day re-emphasizes the urgent need for resolving the survival crisis before it is too late

Earth Day re-emphasizes the urgent need for resolving the survival crisis before it is too late

This year the Earth Day is being observed at a time when the dangers to our once beautiful and bountiful planet appear to be at their most extreme. This is not just because of the more worrying projections of climate change by leading scientists, or because of similar projections of a worsening situation with respect to other serious environmental problems.[Read More…]

by 22/04/2022 1 comment World
A Song for Our Mother

A Song for Our Mother

What songs can we sing for you O Mother, on this Earth Day?   Intercontinental missiles fly. You lie wounded by bombs. Wombs emptied into tombs of soldiers weep, decimated by the monsters of war.   What songs can we sing for you O Mother, on this Earth Day?   We should have sung of flowing fields, and waving trees[Read More…]

by 22/04/2022 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
War

War

written on the eve of Earth Day, 2022 i spit an iron ball at you i spit a ball a meteor of fire… i spit into your eyes i spit into your ruptured heart on puddles of your interrupted blood into your splattered brain, onto your speechless tongue i spit on the splinters and charred ruins that before were houses[Read More…]

by 22/04/2022 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Earth Day: Enemies and Opportunities

Earth Day: Enemies and Opportunities

by Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen In a 1970 poster for the first Earth Day and a cartoon the following year, Walt Kelly’s Pogo offered a hard truth about ecological crises: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” That doesn’t mean there are no differences in individuals’ contribution to those crises. Landowners, not agricultural workers who harvest crops,[Read More…]

by 21/04/2022 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Every Day Is An Earth Day: Suggestions for Living in an Ecozoic Future

Every Day Is An Earth Day: Suggestions for Living in an Ecozoic Future

Here are two lists of changes that can and should be made, restoring this Earth home more fully to a habitable, life-diversified, and evolving planet. Outward behaviors everyone can practice and contribute to: Reduce and eliminate uses of fossil fuels.  Support and participate in clean energy alternatives. Reduce and eliminate non-biodegradable plastics.  Support and participate in oceanic and fresh water[Read More…]

by 23/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Counter Solutions
A Dark Earth Day

A Dark Earth Day

The ‘New Deal’ part of the Green New Deal is mostly good and necessary. But the ‘Green’ part has a big hole at its center: the lack of a direct mechanism to rapidly reduce the use of fossil fuels in the economy; therefore, it cannot guarantee their elimination on a crash deadline. It relies instead on an erroneous assumption that[Read More…]

by 22/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

To care, Nurture and Cherish till Death do us part —   A day to celebrate the Fecundity Fertility and the Rites of the passage of Time.   Make the Earth Green again. In darkness bathed, Starlight speckles out a Welcome — to the distant Nebulae that stream across the skies   Celebrating the dimming of electric lights.   Today,[Read More…]

by 22/04/2021 1 comment Arts/Literature
 Call Me Vincent, Call Yourself Vincent

 Call Me Vincent, Call Yourself Vincent

  “O bailan todos o no baile nadie.” — the Tupamaros The Universe is a poem without foreign words. My loved ones laugh at me when they hear I’ve been listening to John Denver. They’re sweet souls, but when they do that they’re doing — essentially — the same thing Hillary Clinton did when she invoked the image of “deploreables” on her[Read More…]

Generic Earth Day

Generic Earth Day

  “Earth Day has become a very general celebration festooned with music, food and feeling good about being with others who are politically correct, acknowledging the importance of Mother Earth on the most abstract terms, specific foci for action being impotent in the face of our real authentic challenges.” — A teen attending the Flannery O’Connor Academy “The future of[Read More…]

by 20/04/2018 2 comments Climate Change
Human Footprint Devastating Wildlife – An Article For Earth Day

Human Footprint Devastating Wildlife – An Article For Earth Day

Animals can be beautiful; they can be sleek, graceful, powerful, or just plain adorable, even cuddly.   A field of wild flowers chanced upon can take your breath away.  Wordsworth so moved by ‘a host of golden daffodils’ put pen to paper, and we are richer for his poem.  And tourists in their thousands visit coral reefs for their stunning beauty[Read More…]