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:
Over 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?
Treading 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.”
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*****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!
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…
Or maybe a rock.
Whether in our heart of hearts or the deepest darkest Peru of our subconscious we all know that the omnipresent ambush of technology is not doing our kids any favors. Sure they can Tweet at 6 and Vine at 9 and do god knows what at 12 but the more important question is what are are they not doing… getting dirty? Mucking around? Taking direction from no one and nobody while spontaneously connecting with the planet on which they live?
This Christmas take a cue from Project Wild Thing created by David Bond, self-appointed Marketing Director for Nature. Unplug your kids and throw throw them out the door. You’ll be glad you did. And so will they.
Check out at the Kickstarter video (below) to get the gist though happily their documentary was fully funded on December 6. Now all we have to do is get our lazy butts in front of the film.
My dear old friend Susanna featured Long Live Earth on her nifty blog. Lots of great pics and products for young and old to be found at Susanna’s Paper Oranges. Click her big Sourpuss to get from here to there. Thanks Susanna!
The Anniversary Edition of LONG LIVE EARTH is available for pre-order now through December 1st at Amazon.
Here’s the best part:
10% of pre-order proceeds will be donated to 350.org (the amazing global grassroots movements co-founded by author/activist Bill McKibben) which is working it’s tail off to solve the climate crisis.
Be a part of the solution. Give a gift to your child and their Earth. Click here to pre-order your copy.
Reviews and new Author Preface at http://www.meighanmorrison.com