International Earth Day, aka
The First Day of ...
Winter is officially over! O.V.E.R. OVER! However, we all know there are parts of the country still experiencing chilly winds, snow and icy mornings. But, for all of us, better weather days are finally in site!
What is the connection of International Earth Day to the first day of Spring?
America's story of Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, 2014. Today, we will look globally at International Earth Day. Its celebration falls on Mar. 20, 2014, which is the day of the vernal equinox, more popularly known as the first day of spring.
"International Mother Earth Day is a chance to reaffirm our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature at a time when our planet is under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last year for Earth Day. "When we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home – and our future survival. On this International Day, let us renew our pledges to honor and respect Mother Earth."
From the tiniest hint of green
To the red tip of a blackbird's wing
Aromatic scents of clover
Announce winter's finally over