Question of the Week: What Actions Are You Taking To Observe Earth Day?

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
April 16, 2010
Globes on Display in Los Angeles

People around the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the commemoration of Earth Day and represents an opportunity to think about ways to care for the planet and its future.

What actions are you taking to observe Earth Day?

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OysterCracker
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United States
April 17, 2010

Oyster C. in U.S.A. writes:

Living green should be a lifelong commitment.

I take the bus. Taking the bus is fun and relaxing. I consume very little electricity eventhough my bill goes up every month. I feed my worms my leftover veggies. I was digging around the soil and two of my worms were intertwined in a moment of passion. I felt a bit embarrassed so I covered them back up with soil. Growing things takes a long time. I think living green should include removing ornamental shrubs and just growing food. If we grew food along the highways and on every available plot of land then kids would pick it on their way to school. We should also get Haiti, Afghanistan and The Big island to grow food so their economies will improve and drug dealers won't have a market.

palgye
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South Korea
April 17, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

World Cup which will be advanced from South Africa safely, in order to see with TV the spirit which stands with the toe group which carries on shoulder has the legal convincing power which is powerful and thinks that the police of new concept is necessary. When World Cup does not close in compliance with a terror normally, thinks that the investor the possibility which will be delayed is about new market. Does not think the thing where only the map power of South Africa President becomes problem. (Is sorry. The talk which anyone is knowing .....)

The development which South Africa and Republic of Kenya is lead will develop a world economy without and rapidly thinks that the possibility where the enormous market will not be formed is. Thinks period of short time with lower part economy the thing which will do the duty of consuming market. Does not think the World Cup problem which is simple to is a secret intention opinion.

Earth Day?

With being hungry, problem of the clothing with the house which the many part is solved being hungry, this closing the terror from the place where becomes the model of new access method from Africa which spreads our will power is thinks from in the house and the clothing the thing where becomes the opportunity which informs the thing foreign.

Thinks charming.

p.s

Northern part Africa many problem point all all with being protracted the map power but, with irregularity and corruption jealousy capital, is difficult in the internal situation which is tied with relationship of gain and loss the solution method the centralization of power influence.........

(When the doubt of Ch'onan ship is solved which degree, grand bargain where is changed also the new approach will be possible? Thinks that the new access method must be presented about North Korea.)

palgye
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South Korea
April 26, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to..

These people thinks buys an endurance endeavors with music the band which endeavors eagerly. Plays from the bistro to, is thought and that the idea of the callers is too unique, is raised. At surplus time, interest (Thinks did not feel a contempt entirely about the Oriental of the foreigners.)

myspace.com/losdiablosblancos

If there will be a surplus time to if and only once will try to listen these performance, staring will raise and wishes. From the bistro does not match a performance in that place which does not to make be and the capability runs and thinks that. Rather suitably with the band which dazzles the audience in dance music and show the thinks that the dimension is different. Tests and there is a qualification which will become, the ability is not as it is and in the anxiety which is a qualitative thing raises.

Thinks that the charm which is human is.

thank you.

jan
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United States
April 18, 2010

Jan in U.S.A. writes:

I remember the original earth day. The current global warming/climate change debate has really taken that sincere, personal concept and turned it into a bastardized, corporate shell of itself. I do not plan on doing anything out the norm on this day. Conservation & living green is a lifestyle. When governments, politicians, & corporations get involved it becomes corrupt and manipulative.

Eko
April 18, 2010

Eko writes:

I just go to relaxing with sleeping day...Just one day for enjoyed live.

GloriaG
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Canada
April 18, 2010

Gloria G. in Canada writes:

Parked and then sold the car 13 years ago;

Turned off the TV years earlier--only Internet usage now, and all batteries (even for eBook Readers) are re-chargeables;

Stopped buying packaged or canned foods, and using plastic bags entirely for the past year--only cloth bags from various grocery stores for all my purchases.

But it's furoshiki wraps for everything now, including my laptop and its peripherals. Am I ever getting the looks and questions from passersby on where they can get them, too!

Yuen Y.
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China
April 26, 2010

Yuen H. Y. in China writes:

I think without terrorists working under the illegal satellite monitoring brain wave system for their pleasure, trafficking, mental torturing, threatening and taking me away from them is the greatest thing in the world. God says IT IS THE DAY TO COME.. he told me I am a prophet and the end of the world is about the time. Pls believe in God and become Christians as soon as possible and work out whatever God likes and wants! Good Health to everyone!

OysterCracker
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United States
April 18, 2010

Oyster C. in U.S.A. writes:

The goverment should send in teams to install solar panels to apartment dwellers.Since apartment dwellers tend to be on lower/fixed incomes this would be an immediate benefit to the poor in utility savings and if the government wanted to they could offer a $300-$500 tax credit on next year's taxes. People want to install new technologies but they don't want to overpay a company to install it. If the government had a $300.00 standard fee and sent someone they could trust, people would quickly convert over. This could be a massive effort getting the unemployed back to work installing solar panels.

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
April 18, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

About time I did a little land-scraping around the yard...

Either that or smell some flowers and watch the grass grow.

With all the birdnests on my front and back porches, I should start charging them rent and invoke a noise ordinance.

Aye well, it's Cat TV...what can I say?

Beats paying for cable. (chuckle).

Flavius
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Virginia, USA
April 19, 2010

Flavius in Virginia writes:

1. Drive to Whole Foods (organic) in my 1955 Thunderbird Convertible (recycling).

2. Buy a big steak (every steak equals fewer cows that can create greenhouse gases).

3. Return home in my 1955 Thunderbird Convertible (recycling). Get case of beer on the way home at the Brew Thru (stopping and starting engines is not fuel efficient).

4. Pop a beer. I feel better about the Earth already!

5. Fire up the Weber using only American charcoal (reducing our reliance on foreign sources of natural gas).

6. Pop another beer. My feelings for the Earth grow warmer!

7. Pop another beer. I love the Earth!

8. Darn! The coals have almost gone out and I never got the steak on! Throw the rest of the bag on the fire and pop another beer.

9. Mmmmmm. Frothy!

10. Throw on that steak! Almost missed!

11. Check steak. Almost done! Run inside for fork and knife.

12. Eat steak while standing at grill. No paper plates used. Goodness, it’s hot! I sure am thirsty!

13. Fall on ground. Roll around. There’s a lot of carbon dioxide in a fire extinguisher!

14. I am in pain. Prescription painkillers (which could pass unchanged from my system into our nation’s waterways) or ethyl alcohol (which my liver processes into harmless byproducts)? The choice is simple!

15. Mmmmmm. Frothy!

16. I wonder if the Earth would like to spend the night?

17. Talk about going green! I find my way to a dandelion patch and kill said weeds with all natural stomach acid!

18. Pass out in the backyard. Get close to nature.

Roger T.
April 26, 2010

Roger T. writes:

@ Flavius:

Dear Flavius,
r u gonna save yourself the right of a nice free loud burb, why not a TOGA PARTY then in order to observe a nice sweet Earthday..TOGA TOGA TOGA

Hedy
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New York, USA
April 21, 2010

Hedy in New York writes:

I believe it is very important not to litter. Any garbage, whatever the size I make sure to throw it out in the garbage can.

I also do not leave unnecessary electricity on.

joe
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Tennessee, USA
April 21, 2010

Joe in Tennessee writes:

plant something, anything ...

In Pa. they used to give out pine trees to plant...as the O2 they provide has been dwindiling for sometime now...and reason for the increased CO2 increase over the last two decades...upside is partially responsable for crop yeilds, but sooner or latter....

Donald M.
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Virginia, USA
April 22, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

I agree with Joe, plant plant plant. If the world had no trees, no oxygen would exist. No water means a desert. Plant a garden, plant shrubs, plant blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and plant trees. This is way nature can continue providing for the earth. This spring, I planted a garden, planted blueberries and figs, if you ever tasted a fresh fig off a tree, its MMM Good.

ilia
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Puerto Rico
April 22, 2010

Ilia in Puerto Rico writes:

I believe everyday is Earth day. Every place we live in is a great place on earth. Is interesting to teach children that we live in a beautiful planet, therefore they must be ecologically concious and do their part in conservation, that in years from now ( if God permits) they will defend the land from increasing development, congestion and cement. Teach the young and old to cultivate the land and grow crops. There will not be food shortage. We share this earth. It is not ours to destroy.

For example, the islands: They are the residue of tectonic and volcanic eruption and each is unique. The variety of terrain, savannas, marshlands, lakes, mountain scenery, blue sea, the Caribbean. A child's appreciation of their sorrounding and Earth is a good headstart. I already taught mine about that.

Governor Fortuno, Mayor Aponte Dalmau and others are promoting ecology. They are doing a great job!

BethMarkley
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United States
April 23, 2010

Beth M. in U.S.A. writes:

I planted 3 azaleas with a friend. and spent time outside with neighbors.

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
April 23, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

Well, my plans for the yesterday to do a little yard work was delayed by the last vestiges of Snowmaggeddon...yeah you heard that right...it snowed.

Springtime in the Rockies, what can I say?

Kick back and take in a movie.

Enjoy....

www.moviesfoundonline.com/man_who_planted_trees.php

Donald M.
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Virginia, USA
April 23, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

@ Eric in new mexico

It could always be worst, you could of been in Iceland for the Volcano eruption or delayed at an airport in Europe. Of couse in Virginia, were having 70 degree weather, nice cool day today and my garden is doing well. After cutting my grass yesterday and trimming the weeds. Today my highlight will be watering my plants and roses.

Enjoy the vacation from the Yard. Even thought it snows, the work never goes away! Take Care

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