Happy Earth Day! Yep, today is Earth Day; an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to bring awareness to environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it is is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Very cool right?
Celebrating Earth Day with #MyBeautifulEarth
Have you been on Google today? If you have, then you have noticed the Rufous Hummingbird, Moon Jellyfish, Dung Beetle, Japanese Macaque (among other animals) as the Google Doodle – all wishing you a Happy Earth Day. If you haven’t yet seen them, head over the Google site and click on the play button (dependent on your browser) to animate the hummingbird, and then use the refresh icon to reload Google with a new animal.
This year, Google+ has partnered with the editors TIME to celebrate our planet and give audience to the best photos of our Mother Earth. They want everyone to get in on the celebration. Head over to Google+ and share your favorite photos from your little corner of our wonderful planet, tagging them with #MyBeautifulEarth.
“There’s no place like #MyBeautifulEarth. Share your photos for Earth Day.”
By clicking on the hashtag, you can view beautiful nature photos from around the world. “The only constants are color—and overwhelming beauty. This planet is a never-ending feast for the eyes, which is one more reason why we should try to take care of it, on Earth Day and every day,” Bryan Walsh shares on TIME’s website about their mission this year.
How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?
Tonight we will be watching a movie or two? For sure we will be watching Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which warns of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. Dr. Seuss was a man ahead of his time, has anyone else noticed? The original book, The Lorax, written long before saving the earth became a global concern and ‘going green’ went mainstream, “Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth’s natural beauty.” And if time allows, even if only for mom and dad, we might follow that up with Wall-E, which reinforces the damage that can be done to our earth, and ourselves, if we don’t take care of our planet. That, and it is truly adorable.
What do you have planned? How does your family celebrate Earth Day?
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I love soup.. I make great soups and stews.. It’s kinda my thing. A good many of them are never the same twice as I tend to cook from the heart and less from a recipe. But on occasion, I want to share a recipe or someone asks me for one, so I grab my pad of paper and a pencil and head to the kitchen, making notes as I go. This is one of those recipes.
If you are short on time, or energy, this vegetarian potato soup recipe is a nice option. A quick fix, I rarely have to think about, its simple to throw together. It’s one of my family’s favorite soups and no matter how much I make, there is never any left over. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.