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From the dawn of history man looked up to the heavens, pondering the wonders of the starry night. Food and shelter, his concerns of the day, were bathed in the perspective of heaven’s vault above him. His spirit was touched by the Spirit of the Ages, from whence he knew what he should do

The stunning achievements of space flight have given to us a new perspective, that of earth from outer space. The jewel of life is seen in its oneness. Man’s common habitat is appreciated for its integrity, the diversity of life it supports, its resilience and simultaneously its fragility.

As we view our home from the vistas of space, we understand our need to be stewards of earth. Our joint responsibility to care for the environment is starkly clear.

In celebrating the richness of life on earth, those with faith in God the Creator and those with other viewpoints walk together in common purpose to preserve and protect our global home.

Nature’s timekeepers in the sun, moon, stars and planets provide order to the work of life. The cycle of seasons takes its cue from the steady revolution of earth around the sun, marked particularly by the onset of spring, when new life springs forth on the land. The equinox resets the terrestrial clock — Springtime in the North on March 20-21, and in the South on September 21-22.

Earth Day 1 began in 1970 on March 20, the northern Vernal Equinox, and is celebrated worldwide each year to draw all people together in common thought, prayer and action to preserve the earth. An environmental teach-in was also celebrated in 1970 on April 22, an “Earth Day 2,” and it continues annually in the United States of America and other countries. Other environmental days of celebration and reminder, including Arbor Day in April (provide formula for its date) and the UN World Environment Day on June 5, contribute to a widespread commitment to being good stewards of our habitat.

On this website we seek to stimulate and encourage activities all around the world in support of good environmental stewardship. Thus, we catalogue and publicize those activities communicated by you which contribute to this goal. Send us your news, so that we can help you spread examples of helpful environmental actions, to encourage others with creative and successful ideas. Our hope is to provoke a wide appreciation of what it means to be an effective Earth Trustee.

Join this effort by becoming an Earth Trustee.
See the history of Earth Day and its founder.
Celebrate March 20 Earth Day 1 ceremonies at the United Nations, including the ringing of the UN Peace Bell.
Join the Earth Society.
Learn about April 22 Earth Day 2 activities in the United States.
Learn about Arbor Day.

Learn about Nature gifted mines, Precious Earth.

Learn about World Environment Day

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