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Cupid’s Lake: Are you ready for Earth Day 2010?

07/05/2009
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Mother Nature’s Earth Day Sign
The photograph above was taken by French photographer Bruno Mazodier on Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island 620 miles from the North Pole; a place where, according to the UK DailyMail article, polar bears outnumber people.
When I first saw the photograph, I was struck by the supreme intelligence that emanates from our planet in ways that are both mystical and apparent. For every act of aggression committed against our ecosystems, our natural resources, our energy supply, our planet speaks back to us with growing signs of global decay and disintegration. How can we sustain our climate if we act and speak only on special occasions instead of as a matter of daily discourse?
The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated on April 25th, 2010 and it is quite clear that in the race to ensure our beloved planet does not implode, we must all act now to reduce our carbon footprints.
When one looks at that remarkable heart shaped lake created by melting ice and global warming, it is hard to not believe that mother nature is calling each of us to act with compassion and great love to protect and preserve the earth; our legacy to our progeny for generations to come.
When we say “Happy Earth Day,” what do we really mean? What are we doing differently to make our earth a happy place…? Does it matter that you drive a hybrid car if you toss cigarette butts out your car window? Are you being conscious of global sustainability when you waste energy and burn fuel recklessly?
The Green Generation is a campaign to educate the public, collaborate with communities interested in creating a sustainable green planet and to offer solutions to global issues; climate changes, water purification, energy conservation and more. We can all do something to make a difference.
What I like about Earth Day Network is that the site provides simple, practical actions/tips, we can take to reduce energy wastage and global warming. It is imperative that we don’t forget that our planet is precious and we share a responsibility to sustain it.
As Cinco De Mayo (Mexico’s victory over the French in battle) celebrated on May 5th fades away and Mother’s Day approaches, I am reminded that while we may pause to rejoice over events celebrated on specific days marked on calendars, the effort and actions that led to those celebrations took enormous time, sweat and tears to achieve. Let’s not relegate Earth Day to a one shot deal; a one day memory… our planet earth definitely deserves daily attention. What do you think?

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 20/12/2010 10:45 am

    Remarkable… 🙂

  2. 26/11/2012 4:24 am

    What a topical photograph. Nature designed it for this post 😉

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