Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shades Of Green

Images of green, leaves starting to come out on trees, grass growing. The soft shades of green that change throughout the month.

April gives us many days to celebrate the green, April 22nd is Earth Day. Recognized in 1970, it's founder was Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. He saw a need, educate the public about the earth and our relationship to it, he started with "national teach-in on the environment."

Rachel Carson, opened our eyes to the environment and how it relates to our lives in her book "Silent Springs" 1962. If you have never read this book, April would be the prefect time to check it out or re-read.

Earth Day is one of those holidays that each individual makes their own. There will be celebrations around the world. How will you honor the earth?

Arbor Day is celebrated in April, it is all about the trees. The date varies from state to state, most states are honoring this day on the last Friday in April but you can go to http://www.arborday.org
to see what date your state honors trees. While you are there you can look at things you can do to help re-forest our Nation, how you can volunteer or what activities you can enjoy in our National Forests.

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area April is a wonderful time to visit the nations capital. March 27, 1912 over 3000 cherry blossom trees were gifted to us from Japan. They are planted around the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Something everyone should try to see once in their lives.

As a frog once said, it's not easy being green - but it is so worth the effort.





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