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Happy Earth Day!!

 Audrey made it happen, so can you.  

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day,

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth‘snatural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.[2] In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.[3] Earth Day is planned for April 22 in all years at least through 2015.[4]The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. Earth Day was first observed 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 signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations where it is observed each year. About the same time a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. 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.[5][6] Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.”

Owning a vespa not only saves you money and time,  but effects your carbon footprint by lessening your impact. Plus, you look really cool.

Do something for the Earth today, if not everyday, to show her a little love. 

Here is a web site full of ideas: http://earthday.envirolink.org/guide6.html

As for Israel, 

From http://www.timesofisrael.com/earth-day-2012-cities-will-go-dark-to-promote-environmentalism/,

“The lights shining on the Old City in Jerusalem will be turned off for one hour Sunday evening at 8 p.m. as the capital joins 21 other Israeli cities participating in the International Earth Day tradition. Events designed to raise awareness of global warming and other environmental dangers will take place across the country.Each municipality will go dark for a different hour of the day.

In Tel Aviv, Earth Day events will include urban nature tours by the Society for the Protection of Nature, a beach-cleaning project, and a pyrotechnic show and musical performances by Ivri Lider, Riff Cohen and other artists to take place on a stage in Rabin Square powered by renewable energy sources.At the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Youths for Jerusalem organization will distribute slips of recycled paper on which visitors can write their prayers.Courts and government buildings in the 22 participating cities will also shut their lights for one hour.

In Tel Aviv, the Life and Environment environmental organization, backed by Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan, will host the Green Globe Awards to recognize the “best” and “worst” contributors to environmental causes this year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to receive the “Black Globe Award” for having the most damaging impact on the environment. He receives this citation for promoting the Planning and Construction Reform, which environmentalist fear will cause grave harm to Israel’s open spaces.”

Oh, Benji…

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About kaie w. bird

A freelance photographer in Israel that likes to scoot about while documenting just about everything. P.S. I am a horrible editor. Forgive me.

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