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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day 2007

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"Never have the nations of the world had so much to lose or so much to gain. Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames. Save it we can -- and save it we must -- and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind"

President John F. Kennedy's speech at the United Nations, September 25, 1961

3 comments:

Spider Girl said...

Inspiring words--and all the more urgent today than then.

As well as Spider Girl, I'm Composter Girl and Recycler Girl. Earth Day is important to me. :)

I was at a party a while ago, and apparently it was a day designated in Canada for everybody to turn off all their electrical lights/appliances for a designated hour to see what a power savings that could make if everybody did it.

So at seven o'clock we turned off the stereo and the lights, lit some candles and mingled sans electricity. It was actually very festive.

I hope it DID make a difference, though I haven't heard the evaluation yet (I wonder if enough households participated)...

Kendall said...

Great words from a wonderful man. Too bad we don't have leadership like that any longer.

Nancy said...

Love the picture you picked. We all need to think about the/our future.