You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet
is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the
land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of
our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children,
that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls
the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground,
they spit upon themselves.
- Native American Wisdom
Earth Day Network
Win for Earth
EPA.gov Earth Day
[I could list a million and one sites here, so I'd recommend doing a google search or even going to
your local library for events you can participate in
Mother Earth racing through space,
Orbiting the sun
Spinning on axis 1,000 miles an hour,
Gravity preserving our place
on a beautiful World.
The earth, to me, is a source of inspiration. It's the fire that burns within each living
being. It's the hawk that flies wherever the wind may take him. It's the simple seedling
that becomes a great tree. Dare I ask what we would be without out Grand Mother earth?
From the depths of primal devotion comes the basic feelings of love for our sentient Mother Earth.
All things to all people, She is our beginning and our end.
This causes us to stop and take note of our place in the universe.
Earth is home in the great nowhere,
A big ball of rock in space
Unlike all others that are bare
Earth just smiles from her own face.
But all is not what once appeared
We have polluted her air
Let us be strong, and ne'er be feared
And save this, our home, with care.
A speeding small blue and green ball,
Orbiting through the vast expanse:
Our tiny Earth.
The miracle among a sea of stars,
God's special playground for the Kind of Man:
Our mother Earth.
She embraces flora, fauna and Man.
Yet Man does not see.
Ever since I became the grandmother of a beautiful little girl I have become even more aware of this earth's fragility.
I want for her and all children, the joy of picking dandelions for their mothers in grass that is not poisoned by chemicals.
The taste of sweet pure water quenching their thirst.
The air they breathe to be sweet and pure and unpolluted.
Can this happen? I hope and pray so. We must try for all our little loved ones.
God gave Adam and Eve the Garden of Eden, and told them EXACTLY, how to use its beauty,
and look what they did. We are now the Adams and Eves, and look at what we are doing.
Plagarising their deed. GOD is very sad. He weeps torrid rains.
Earth is home
A place where I roam.
Richer am I when I stand by a tree.
There is where I feel inspiration take flight,
How wondrous the EARTH is still, I'd like to keep it like that, how about you?
And although this is virtual, it's still our little 'garden' for WDC. -
I'd like to have a collection of short poems (no more than ten lines) or a blurb (no more than five sentences) of what the Earth means to you. Send it to my email and it will added to this page. For although Earth Day is officially celebrated on April the 22nd, remember, everyday should be a celebration of the world we live in and how we can make things better for future generations.