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The Wood Nymph

 

Half human and half plant, the Dryad,
or Wood Nymph, tends to the flora and fauna
of the forest with tender loving care.

 

The shy, wild animals trust her completely
because they know they can always depend
on her for kindness and understanding.

 

Look carefully and you will find tree
spirits hiding in this enchanting scene.

Image and text by Josephine Wall
© 1997 Leanin’ Tree Cards

Earth Day History

The first celebration called EARTH DAY was initiated by the mayor and city of San Francisco at the request of John McConnell on the vernal equinox, March 21, 1970. John McConnell introduced the idea of the Earth Flag and the vernal Equinox Earth Day, which was first observed at the UN in 1971 and later proclaimed by the US Congress and President Gerald Ford in 1975.

The first U.S. Earth Day, April 22, 1970, came about through years of effort by Senator Gaylord Nelson and because of a spontaneous response at the grassroots level.
More on Earth Day history

 

Earth Day Resources

Earth Day 2017 - Earth Day Network celebrates the 47th anniversary
Earth Day-related videos and articles, share your pledge for Acts of Green

March for Science - Saturday, April 22 ~ Washington D.C.
Climate Central's march to support science useful for healing Mother Earth

Earth Day: 12 Spiritual Practices to Honor the Earth
Set of practices we can do to honor the Earth over the next months

Earth Songs - NASA Science News from 2001
If humans had radio antennae instead of ears, we would hear a remarkable symphony of strange noises coming from our own planet. An online receiver at the Marshall Space Flight Center is playing these songs of Earth so anyone can listen.

EnviroLink Network - Earth Day Organizer's Guide
Providing access to thousands of online environmental resources, since 1991.

HOME - Feature film online
Yann Arthus-Bertrand's epic environmental movie, message of mobilization to all humans and available to watch for free

Message of Hope for Earth Day - Jane Goodall on Bill Moyers and Co.
Who better to deliver a message of hope on Earth Day than Jane Goodall, following her 80th birthday online celebration earlier in April.

Precocious Earth - NASA Science News from 2001
Tiny zircon crystals found in ancient stream deposits suggest that Earth harbored continents and liquid water remarkably soon after our planet formed. Life could have established a foothold on Earth 400 million years earlier than expected.

Earth Day: An Animated Tribute - Earth Day's legacy
Mother Nature Network's animated look back at the past four decades of U.S. environmentalism

 

Earth Friendly Organizations & Programs

Consider supporting these fine groups and their projects ...

Audubon Society - Protects the health and habitat of birds
Conserves and restores natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats

Climate Central - Leaders in Climate Science
Leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public

Conservation International - People need nature to thrive
CI's 6 Initiatives: Climate Change, Fresh Water, Health, Food, Culture, Biodiversity

Defenders of Wildlife - Wildlife conservation
Dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants, in their natural communities

The Earth Charter Initiative - Values and Principles for a Sustainable Future
Dverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions that participate in promoting and implementing the values and principles of the Earth Charter

Earth Networks -WeatherBug - Taking the Pulse of the Planet
Vast sensor networks monitoring weather, lightning and greenhouse gases around the world

Earth911 - More ideas, less waste
Recycling ideas for home & garden, food, work, health, style, arts & entertainment, tech and more

eNature - Bringing
Field guides for almost 6000 individual species

Environmental Defense Fund - For practical environmental solutions
Committed to sound science, efficient, market-based solutions and non-partisan policy

Farm Sanctuary - Farm animal rescue and adoption network
Animal sponsorships available through Farm Sanctuary's Adopt a Farm Animal Program

Food & Water Watch - Keeping shared resources under public control
Working to ensure the food and water we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced

Friends of the Earth - Principles of Sustainability, Productivity, Systemic Change
Advocates green initiatives throughout various industries to defend the environment and champion a healthy and just world

Global Footprint Network - How big is your footprint? Footprint Calculator
Established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of our one planet

green.tv - U.N. Environment Programme partner
The world's first broadband TV channel dedicated to environmental issues

Greenpeace - Concerned for oceans, fish and wildlife, forests and pollutionts
to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

Healing the Waters of the Earth - Water Healing Meditations and Projects
People, events and projects related to healing the waters of the Earth

The Jane Goodall Institute - Empowering people to make a difference to all living things
Builds on Dr. Goodall's scientific work and humanitarian vision

Keepers of the Waters - Visions & Solutions
Inspires and promote projects combining art, science and community involvement to restore, preserve and remediate water sources

Mother Nature Network - Improve your world
Covers a broad scope of environmental and social responsibility issues and all aspects of planetary life

Natural Resources Defense Council - Sustaining all forms of life on Earth
Environmental action group, combining  grassroots member power with legal, scientific and professional expertise

The Nature Conservancy - Making a positive impact around the world
Protects ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people

National Wildlife Federation - Safeguarding wildlife
Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future

NRDC Save BioGems - To save endangered wild places
Protects endangered wildlife and woodlands

Organic Consumers Association - Campaign for health, justice, sustainability
Addresses crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability

Sierra Club - Explore, enjoy and protect the planet
National and international youth and diversity programs, environmental education, towards protecting the wild places of the earth

UN Habitat - For a better urban furture
Promotes sustainable urban development and adequate shelter for all

UPLIFT We Are One - It's Time to Uplift the World
Thriving global community of events, new projects and vibrant collaboration in service of humanity and the Earth

The Wilderness Society - Working to protect U.S. wildlands
Preserves America's rich natural legacy for future generations through conservation and public engagement

WWF - Protecting the future of nature
World Wildlife Fund's vision is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

 

SouledOut Earth Day Gallery

White Buffalo Calf Woman
Honor all creatures as brothers and sisters.

Bear and Tree
Spirit Bear crosses our path.

Gaia's Angel
We pray.

Spring
The land speaks to us.

I Stand
The Sacred Circle unites us as One.

Winter
Joyous peace shall reign.

Walk in Balance
The Earth is sacred.

 

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