Earth Day? What the hell is Earth Day?
I got into my offices this morning, sat down at my desk and fired up my machine. (Yes I know that it’s Good Friday, but I have a few bits to finish off before enjoying the sunshine!) I have a ritual in the morning and part of that ritual is guessing what the Google Doodle (the Google search page image) will be in the morning.
This morning, I knew I’d get it spot on and I could pat myself on the back. It’s Good Friday - the Google image would be a mixture of yer man Jesus getting his on the cross and wee chickens and Easter eggs, maybe even a bit of Jewish Passover thrown in - was I close? Was I buggery!
What the Bleedin’ hell is Earth day? God knows I’m not religious in any way, (pauses for pun-realisation), but I thought that as America tends to be holier-than-though most of the time and Easter is one of the most recognised religious holidays in the world, I thought that if Google didn’t go for the religious theme, we might at least have got a few Chickies and Easter Eggs?
What is Earth Day
As I hadn’t a clue, I blagged Wikipedia’s explanation:
Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.
Another airy-fairy, arty-farty waste of money - and why did they decide to hold it on Good Friday? Hijackers, the lot of them!!!!!
So how will you be spending your “Earth Day”. I will be clearing my work, hopefully by 11am and then I’m going to chill in the sunshine, (can you do that?), with friends and loved ones and a case or two of fabulous wine and I’ll make sure that I raise a glass to Earth Day!