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This Is the Day of the Earth

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posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 04:27 AM
Yes, I know, Earth Day is the 22th of April. I am writing about it just a bit earlier because I am kinda looking forward to this Day. Earth Day is more than just a date on a yellowing calendar on a wall. It is a reminder. A reminder of how unique, precious the Earth is.

As most of you know, I am not a subscriber to the AGW theory. But, I also know that whether I believe or not mankind is causing climate change is purely academical of a question. Because truth is, it makes sense to stop polluting either which way. It makes sense to stop decimating the biosphere. We are a smart specie, and although we can't prove it all the time, I believe that maybe we can prove it for at least a day.

For the occasion of Earth Day I changed my avatar to a famous Spix Macaw character. Spix Macaws are an endangered species amongst so many others, and this is saddening because they are your brothers on the great Tree of Life. What you call "Nature" is not something alien and immaterial - you too are part of the biosphere. Sure, you have your towers of steel and networks of concrete, but then, beavers have their houses of wood too. The nitrogen you breathe has been breathed by so many other animals, the oxygen all around has been forged by the leaves of so many trees. Respect the biosphere for it is but an extension of yourself. Earth Day is there to remind us about this.

Unlike what some think, the human specie is precious, for it has the unprecedented ability to solve problems and create the technology to help the rest of the biosphere. We humans have found thousands of ways to divide ourselves (Left vs Right, Religion vs Atheism, Materialism vs Idealism, Trump vs anti-Trump, Russia vs USA, ufologists vs debunkers, the list goes as far as the mind can conceive). But for one day, at least one day, we could set aside our differences and ally ourselves, and put our forces together to save what matters the most: the Earth - our home.

For the occasion of Earth Day, whenever I can, I will do something which I know will help the Earth. May it be helping out recycling, or planting some trees, or using only stuff that works off clean energy. Because I know that if we all do a little something as individuals, we as an entire specie end up doing one major favour to our Earth.

The Earth is ours - yours and mine, along so many other's. Let's take care of her - she's worth it.

Happy Day, Earth.

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 04:45 AM
a reply to: swanne

The Earth is ours - yours and mine, along so many other's. Let's take care of her - she's worth it.

I think that's the problem right there.

The Earth isn't ours.

But we humans sure do like to think so... and treat it as such.

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 04:48 AM
a reply to: CranialSponge

By "ours" I meant that it belongs to everyone - animal species and humans alike.

It does NOT belong to one authority-inflated individual or a greedy corporation.

We need to realise that we are all on the same boat - every single species of Earth are.

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 04:56 AM
a reply to: swanne

Its funny that we like to think we have some sort of control over mother earth, when the old girl has had enough of us be sure we will be eliminated swiftly and concisely as many before us likely have......

I guess in a round about sort of way earth day is a step in the right direction, then again it just goes to show just how out of touch we are with ...well pretty much everything around us....

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 05:07 AM
a reply to: swanne

By "ours" I meant that it belongs to everyone - animal species and humans alike.

I know what you meant and that your intentions were coming from a good place. I wasn't picking directly at you about the use of that word.


This is the problem I was talking about:

It does NOT belong to one authority-inflated individual or a greedy corporation.

Far too many humans actually do think we 'own' this planet and thus we should be able to do with it as we please.

THAT is one of our biggest problems, IMHO... human hubris.

Just my $.02

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 08:04 AM
Happy Earth DAY!

This isn't about what we don't do, it's about what we CAN DO.

My tiny salute this year revolves around the Firefly.

I may not recycle as much as I should, I may leave the occasional light on wasting electricity when I know better there any manner of things I let slip thru the cracks.

...But this isn't one of them. Fireflies...

My contribution is I don't use pesticides in my yard. As a result over the years something happened. I got more and more Fireflies. It will be be starting soon. First you notice it as the "littles" hatch. Little tiny ones land on you while sitting outside. I place them back out into the garden, they bumble around exploring the picnic table and the underneath of the patio umbrella. Tiny yet full of potential.

The real show comes in a few weeks. It starts slow with low fliers over the grass on my hill randomly flashing just before full dusk.

Next the numbers pick up. As we stay outside later and later the best show of the year comes to my small piece of the world. The Fireflies move from being centered in the open spaces of the grass, to the trees. The ring of trees and grapevines up in the trees turn into a mosaic of light.

In the last few years I realize how special this is. Despite being frustrated about cut worms, ant invasions, paranoid about the deer ticks my deer visitors are shedding like cat hair on a sofa, I just can't do it.

12. Their numbers are declining

If you’re seeing fewer fireflies each summer, you’re not alone. Anecdotal evidence suggests that firefly populations may be on the decline, most likely due to a combination of light pollution, pesticide use and habitat destruction. For example, according to, if a field where fireflies live is paved over, the fireflies don’t migrate to another field, they just disappear forever.

And indeed, a world without fireflies would be a very sad place. Give them a hand be ensuring that your garden is firefly friendly, for more information see: How to attract fireflies to your backyard.

I can't nuke the yard with chemicals.

It's the Fireflies you see....what would happen to "the Littles"?
I simply can't face a summer without having the Little Black Baby Bumbles climbing on me while I take a break from lawn mowing and having a glass of water deciding if bagging and dragging the clippings is worth it, while the radio
is chirping along in the background.

The antics of the Littles is both comical and enchanting, despite the sweat and odd annoying Wood Bee attacking the back porch. The climb with their tiny antenna going a mile a minute! You place them back into the grass and a few seconds later Baby Bumble is back, no common sense, as it struggled to fly high enough to land back on your wrist an run around in more circles.

So my salute is to the Firefly this Earth Day.

Not ragging on all the bad things that are going on, not bemoaning Monsanto and pissing on about plastic in the Pacific.
Looking at the good things instead and adding to them. Earth Day is a CELEBRATION!

The best thing about the Fireflies? Last year for the first time while watching the tree-light-show on my hill, across the road was a corresponding flashing. They have spread to the field and wood line across the road and lit up those trees as well. For one magical week we watched them.

If you've read this far, thank you.
What do you do in your own way, in your own place?
edit on 21-4-2016 by Caver78 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 08:36 AM
I'm a natural earth custodian, so "earth day" is always in the moment.. everything is all connected, well beyond this earth.. Gaïa's ascension is inevitable as she's been increasing her vibration.. have you synchronized with any new frequencies and felt the quickening inside yourself? what we are to all things?

today should serve as a reminder- not to bring up "global warming" or "climate change", but recognize "consciousness change" as we attempt to untie the many chords of chaotic control which continue to degrade the planet and all life upon it by the powers (that wish they'd be)..

This is a video i made recently for a day like today..

edit on 21 4 2016 by AwakenYaMind because: word choice change/grammar

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 08:48 AM
a reply to: AwakenYaMind

Thanks for your piece of the Celebration!

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 11:43 AM
Wonderful thread! Honor Mother Earth!

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 12:24 PM
a reply to: Caver78

Fireflies are cool. I was lucky enough to hold one in my hand just last summer. It was shining its light as it was resting in the palm of my hand - it was just magical.

Kudos for the pesticide thing! I mean it, it warms my heart to see thast some still care! You're making a difference, no matter how big it is, at least you are making your part!

edit on 21-4-2016 by swanne because: typo from the TypoMaster

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 01:11 PM
a reply to: Caver78

cheers man, i like your humble firefly post as well

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 01:40 PM
a reply to: AwakenYaMind

Second that

posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 01:56 PM
a reply to: swanne

quickly slapped together - but I couldn't help myself - I could have done a few hundred more

edit on 4/21/2016 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 06:36 AM
a reply to: Spiramirabilis


posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 07:46 AM
a reply to: swanne

So much beauty - it's mind boggling

Happy Earth day Swanne


posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 07:49 AM
Happy Earth day!

I like this vid, I also like the music.

It reminds me of Spiramirabilis's pics.

also speaking of babies, I was surrounded by these little guys, tons of them! I knew the mom had a nest somewhere because she would zip by my head a couple 3 times a day and hang around where i worked. Here is a little one on my wrist.
They are perfect replica's only very small. lol.

Baby praying mantis, btw.

edit on 4 22 2016 by burgerbuddy because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:56 PM
a reply to: burgerbuddy

My word it's so cute!

I don't have mantises up here in Quebec.

posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 03:42 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Beautiful pictures

posted on Apr, 23 2016 @ 01:30 AM
a reply to: Spiramirabilis

haha, slap'em up! great pics, nice collage.. gotta love those monkeys

posted on Apr, 23 2016 @ 09:19 AM
a reply to: burgerbuddy

Your baby is adorable!!!

My mom used to by the egg cases for her garden, one year one hatched in the house.

The ENTIRE family had to stop what we were doing and round them all up. No screaming or freaking out allowed!
It took us most of the evening and a few more days to get them all outside safely.

I still have a fear of the adult sized ones, mostly because they are excellent mind readers! They know I'm terrified they will fly onto my face, so they always do. I was last seen swimming on my back across the driveway screaming GET IT OFF!! GET IT OFF!!!

They are endangered so no swatting.


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