Monday, 22 April 2013

World Earth Day #NaPoWriMoDayTwentyTwo

Saving our planet
World earth day
Raising awareness

Kenya: Planting trees
World earth day
Stopping climate change

USA: share news
World earth day
Stop pollution now

India: saplings
World earth day
Planting to save earth

Mexico: beaches
World earth day
Local issues too

UK: river bank
World earth day
Recycle rubbish

Make a difference
World earth day
Everyone's problem


Jim said...

Hi Emma, thank you for this nice tribue to Earth Day. I'm told that Earth day in the U.K. is in June. But Happy Earth Day today also!!! Actually we should treat every day as Earth Day.

I have a little Earth Day ditty today too.

Susie Clevenger said...

Every day should be earth day..thank you for expressing how the world is observing it.

McGuffy Ann said...

A true call to action!

Ellecee said...

An excellent tribute to Earth Day around the world,,may our thoughts and actions make a real difference,,

Margaret said...

I think back to when I was a kid and how MUCH the USA has done to be environmentally conscious. It seems like you give Kenya and India a nod ... I think they are some of the worst offenders?

Yes, it IS everyone's problem, I agree.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Emma, you are so right. As an activist, every day is Earth Day to me, plus Health Care For All Day, House the Homeless Day, Pass Out Free Needles Day... on and on.

I doubt the US will do much unless we all rally in Washington and get in their faces collectively. Congress is SO in bed with oil lobbyists... a shame, because my country is spoiling the entire earth. Peace (yes, anti-war activist, too!), Amy

Kay L. Davies said...

You're so right here, Emma, but one country you couldn't list is Canada, because our government is determined to build oil pipelines across virgin forests where wild and endangered species have their homes.
My heart breaks.

Emma Major said...

I wasn't really giving anyone a.nod, I just picked some countries and said what they were doing. I even included USA and Obama's call for people to look at what they can do locally.

personally I think blaming the less developed world is a cop out, us developed nations have spent a hundred years or more wrecking the planet - including ransacking the poorer nations and we can't now turn round and say they're the ones to do something when they're only trying to keep body and soul together.

Emma Major said...

I'm right with you, things need to change and power seems to corrupt which means we're not getting anywhere fast.

Emma Major said...

I've seen some of this on the news and its awful, what we'll do for cheap fuel, something needs to change in society as a whole and soon.

Mama Zen said...

I really like the way you structured this. Cool write!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Cool, Emma. A whole earth problem that needs people everywhere to participate in solving. Love the way you state this.

K said...

Very lovely. I like how you wrote in such a way it is educational and inspiring at the same time!