Moving Day and Earth Hour

Tonight, Earth Hour will take place from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. As we turn off our lights and light a candle or two instead, to bunker down with a good book. Also take a look at your local book store and library for a selection of books that may help inspire you to help change the planet!

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Earth Day

This video always makes me cry and it feels appropriate for Earth Day

Published by:  Michael Jackson

Music video by Michael Jackson performing Earth Song. © 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.
Hey, what about yesterday?
(What about us?)
What about the seas?
(What about us?)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us?)
I can’t even breathe
(What about us)
What about everything
(What about us?)
I didn’t do?
(What about us?)
What about nature’s worth?
(Ooh)
It’s our planet’s womb
(What about us?)
What about animals?
(What about it?)
Turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us?)
What about elephants?
(What about us?)
Have we lost their trust?
(What about us?)
What about crying whales
(What about us?)
Ravaging the seas?
(What about us?)
What about forest trails?
(Ooh)
Burnt, despite our pleas
(What about us?)
What about the holy land?
(What about it?)
Torn apart by creed?
(What about us?)
What about the common man?
(What about us?)
Can’t we set him free?
(What about us?)
What about children dying?
(What about us?)
Can’t you hear them cry?
(What about us?)
Where did we go wrong?
(Ooh)
Someone tell me why
(What about us?)
What about baby boy?
(What about it?)
What about the days?
(What about us?)
What about all their joy?
(What about us?)
What about the man?
(What about us?)
What about the crying man?
(What about us?)
What about Abraham?
(What about us?)
What about death again?
(Ooh)
Do we give a damn?

It’s weird, right?

Maybe a little early for this subject, but here we go:

Flowers

I just think it’s weird to be “Pro-Life” but be against or think against climate change. If you are so “for life” wouldn’t you want life on earth to be as clean as possible? All those “humans” you want to save against abortion, shouldn’t they have a clean and healthy earth to live in? You actually have no say in what other people do with their bodies, but you CAN do something to help the world a cleaner place to live for future human beings…That is being Pro-Life to me!

Weird random thought, I know

Happy Earth Day

If you had notice, you might have noticed that your Google browser has changed and that is because today is Earth Day (website)! This is the 46th year that the Earth Day organisation has been around for.

It’s a great day to stop and reflect on how lucky we are to have such a beautiful planet. A planet full of life, full of wonderful and beautiful things. Wonderful, beautiful things that are full of wonder and “how did that happen”?.

So get off the social media today (yes, I see the irony in writing this on a “social” place) Head outside, take a moment to breath in that air, except if it’s full of pollution. That’s kind of the point of Earth Day though really. To see and appreciate what we have here, what we have here now. To protect what we have because if we don’t it wont be here forever ❤

Uploaded by: David Daniel Wouters

Voice by: David Attenborough

Uploaded on 9 Dec 2011

Originally uploaded by the BBC on Dec 7, 2011 on their youtube channel: youtube.com/bbc re uploaded for everyone thats not located in the UK and can’t view it there. So, here you go:

Original description

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/ A celebration of Natural History on BBC One with David Attenborough.

24 hours to Earth 2016

Just a little friendly reminder that in 24 hours exactly from now, it will be Earth Hour 2016. So how are you going to “celebrate” it? One of those most well known way to honour Earth Hour is to shut off all lights and all devices, and to sit in candle light. You can support it in your own way of course. As mentioned on the website it is best to use 100% beeswax and/or soy candles.

Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Below I have posted some links of sites and social media outlets, where you can take a look at some more information and see what you can do  to help.

Celebrating Earth Hour (main website)

Earth Hour Twitter

Earth Hour Facebook

Dye to save the animals!

I think that if you are a regular reader of mine you will know that I am such a big support of saving endangered animals, literally any kind, even bees…and they can kill me! I strongly believe that any type of animals belongs to be here safely just as much as we do. I believe that human beings do not “own” the Earth.

There is a Facebook page that relates to the Safari Live web feed that I watch called “Djuma Djunkies” and I came across a post on the Facebook page of “The Amazing Wild Nature” This page has some amazingly inspirational stories about animals and saving them, there was one post in particular that caught my eye.

If you don’t wish to read the article I will break it down here. What they have come up with is this, a particular pink dye that they use on bank notes is now being put onto the husks and tucks of endangered animals, such as rhinoceroses and elephants. This makes the ivory on these animals completely wrecked and unusable, the dye also doesn’t harm the animals in any way. According to some of the comments it doesn’t always mean that the poachers will not shoot them, but I still think that it’s a better idea than none!.

 

Learn something new every day!

For this edition of Fact Friday I thought that I would introduce you to some sites that I have used and learned about through my Studies. If you are curious about our world or are stuck for looking for some information to study up on a topic…Look here!

*I do not own or create any of these sites*

Zidbits

From fun facts to scientific information, this page has everything that you want to know about. Some of the most popular topics are:

“What colour are the colours of your eyes when you shut them” and

“Does drinking something hot on a hot day cool you down”.

I love going to this site because it literally is the meaning of “You learn something new every day”.

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5

Fantastic Fiction

This is definitely a site for looking for that next book to read, with a bibliography of over 30,000 authors and information on 350,000 books. This is a fantastic site for looking for authors who write similarly to your favourite authors. It also informs you of any new stories that will be coming out soon

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5 (you learn about new books and new authors!)

The Free Dictionary

This is such a fun site! You get a daily article, you can play likes Hangman and Spelling Bee. You can create your own page. The main articles on today’s page are about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Researchers releasing thousands of Mosquito’s (who knows why!…Read the article!)

Rating for learning something new: 5 out of 5…and it’s fun too!