earth day


Happy Earth Day, every day! Do you realize that the environmental movement has been around for many decades? It has had its ups and downs in support, but it seems to me that this year there is a greater interest and a sense of urgency amongst more people than ever before. Thanks in part must go to Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth, which, by the way, is quite powerful though it doesn’t cover all the issues of concern – a must see if you haven’t already seen it.

Earth Day is the brainchild of Earth Day Network, an international organization, which was founded in 1970. In 1971 Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver (Canada).

Vancouver is also the birthplace and home of David T. Suzuki, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology for over 30 years. He heads the David Suzuki Foundation. His message is being heard more and more as he’s travelled Canada speaking with people and getting the message to leaders in Ottawa.

Besides the above resource rich websites, there are a number of interesting and practical blogs that offer some help in thinking about and achieving a smaller ecological footprint. Here are just a few that I’ve been reading that you might also enjoy:

Worsted Witch
Green Living Tips
Grist (this via Frogs and Ravens, who has a list of even more resources).

What are your favourite sites that inspire you to make changes in the way you live your life or perhaps even be an activist?

April 22, 2007 in Current Events, Environment by Marja-Leena