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Happy Earth Day!

Someone called Dana this morning and wished him Happy Earth Day, and I overheard Dana say, "Happy Earth Day Every Day." That's what I say to you.

Did you know that today is Earth Day's 40th birthday? Earth Day is one year younger than me! (Ha...you thought I was much younger, didn't you? Ok...lie if you have to!)

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 in the US in response to the Vietnam War protests, an aborted Apollo 13 mission and the break-up of The Beatles. It was marked by a prescient one-hour special report, hosted by Walter Kronkite on CBS News, called “Earth Day: A Question of Survival.” And it precipitated one of the most productive periods of US environmental legislation in the nation’s history. Earth Day inspired this focus against huge odds. Today, it’s the largest secular holiday in the world, observed in 175 countries by millions of people. (Thank you Hopenhagen for that info!).

I'd love to hear about what you are doing to celebrate Earth Day...blog about it here on the Dream Project ning site. Tell us what you are doing...by the way, doing something today can be as simple as making sure to use less water, fewer napkins at a take-out restaurant, or buying a reusable water bottle so that you don't have to any longer buy plastic bottles. (See The Story of Plastic Bottles!)

Happy Earth Day every day...and keep on dreaming!

Kelly Sullivan Walden
Creator/Founder of The Dream Project

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