IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

Earth Day on the way!

Actually one of two Earth Days is on the way.  As the very comprehensive Wikipedia article explains:

“Earth Day is one of two observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. A second Earth Day, which was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970, is celebrated in many countries each year on April 22.”

Earth Day has its own symbol

…and its own flag

Cool!

Here is the (as far as I can tell) “official” Earth Day site (please correct me if I am wrong).

I think the connection between peace and environmental concerns is fairly obvious, though I do find it unfortunate that violence is used by some to promote ecological goals.

Still, harmony with nature,real sustainability and generally a much more profound awareness of the unity of all life, seem to me to be key elements of positive peace.

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March 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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