Here are some great articles for your Earth Day reading pleasure...
Joktan Rogel and Lisa Truesdale from Gaiam explore how other countries observe Earth Day including Thailand, Canada, Monaco, Span, USA, Bulgaria, Costa Rica and Ethiopia. Check it out.
"Things you never knew about Earth Day, starting with the first celebration in 1970, when 20 million Americans came out to demand a cleaner planet and bloggers opined that it was just a fad and would be quickly forgotten by 'stoned-out hippies.'"
"Maybe you forgot (don’t worry, I won’t tell). Maybe you’ve been busy. And then there’s that darn job getting in the way again. Whatever the reason for your lack of Earth Day preparedness, not to worry: here are 13 last-minute ways to start making a green statement today. No planning necessary..." See what you can do you procrastinator.
World Changing: 10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet
"There are no simple steps worth caring about. We'll only head off disaster by taking steps -together- that are massive, societal and thorough. Most of what needs to be done involves political engagement, systems redesign, and cultural change..." Here are 10 big, difficult, world-changing concepts we can get behind.
"A Gardening Revolution has taken root at Lush Handmade Cosmetics stores across the universe. In appreciation of Earth Day, Lush has created a station where customers can make their own seed bombs to be planted around the world on Wednesday April 22 [Earth Day]..."
The Good Human: Do One Thing: For Earth Day, Buy Nothing.
"While we cannot go every day without buying anything, we can choose to go this day without buying anything other than food, should you need to, and that’s what I am doing today for Earth Day - not consuming..."
CraftStylish: Crafters Will Save the World
This is actually a post I wrote for CraftStylish a week ago outlining how the crafters’ ethos will permeate into mainstream culture and change the way we make and think about stuff... effectively saving the world.