Earth Day will come and go…

But the overwhelming challenges facing our only inhabitable planet will not.  Those will still be here tomorrow.  So let’s get louder.  Today, tomorrow and the next… until we are heard:

Tell Mayors, Prime Ministers, Presidents, too, how very important the Earth is to you.

I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth. Nuff said.

EARTH PLEDGE
Do you remember having to pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all every freaking morning back in elementary school?
I do, though I didn’t really get what I was saying at the time.
I mean, what the heck was a republic?
And why was it invisible?
I understand it all now okay but I’m happily trading it in for this updated and far more relevant version.
I pledge allegiance to the Earth (standing tall, hand on heart).
Nuff said.
Image by SolPurpose and lamblionstudio.com

Spring, anyone?

securedownload-2Over the years I have had some very good neighbors and, like most of us, some not so good ones.  Where I live now I have only trees for neighbors. Simultaneously quiet and entertaining they are, I think, the best variety. I took this photo of them while standing at my bedroom window this morning.  Stoic and unadorned, it’s hard to imagine that in just a few short months they’ll be covered in tiny chartruese explosions.

Is there anything more wondrous than spring?

Long Live Earth as featured on Reduce Footprints… many thanks.

Page-26-BigHeartTreading lightly on this planet should be the of goal of every one of us.  Look no further than Reduce Footprints for all kinds of info and inspiration.  And thank you Reduce Footprints for your generous and thoughtful review of Long Live Earth!

Here is an excerpt:

“Let me give you my impressions of this book. The illustrations are beautiful. Each one is a photo of a quilt square handmade by Ms. Morrison. They are enchanting and whimsical. The text is done in rhyme; the cadence is very appealing and, I believe, will become like a song which stays in the heads (and hearts) of readers. Some of the words may need a bit of explanation for younger children but most kids will have no problem understanding the meaning. The book is appropriate for all age levels, for reading alone or together, and would make a terrific gift. Adults will enjoy it, as well!

Here’s another fact which, as “greenies”, you’re sure to appreciate: the book is printed on recycled paper by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified suppliers using certified environmentally-friendly ink. Yay!

I highly recommend this book … for your kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, schools, etc. You can purchase a copy by clicking HERE.

Read complete post here.

Continued thanks to Amazon reviewers of Long Live Earth…

*****5.0 out of 5 stars   See all reviews here.
“Wonderful Book for Earth Day or any day!”
January 10, 2014 by mbscott “mbs” (Buffalo, NY)
“I read this for Eath Day every year to the K kids–great book about taking care of the planet. Good for budding Evolutionists, too, as it references the earth being way older than 6000 years–and prehistoric man! The illustrations are actually quilt squares–beautiful.”
Thank you Amazon reviewers for continuing to send in your kind thoughts!

Do not underestimate the power of Facebook. Or friends…

Even Mark Zuckerman needs friends.  A few years back, Greenpeace and a whole lot of Mark’s friends asked the Facebook founder, via this rather adorable video, to stop his plans to power his Oregon data center with coal.

20 months later he did just that.  And today Facebook continues to do the right thing…

Its’ new data center will run on 100 percent wind energy.  Be a friend…read the whole article here. If you liked this video, check out a whole bunch of others you’ll also like over here.

 

Please would you share this? Last free ship day on Amazon and 20% off

The big day is closing in but there’s  still time to tuck Long Live Earth’s Anniversary Edition under the tree.  Perfect for all those budding environmentalists… and no batteries required!  Happy and safe holidays to all.
Many thanks and warmest wishes, MeighanLLE front:back jpeg