Earth Day 2013 has been given a knee-up thanks to Google featuring it as its doodle today.
This sweet animation shows the cycle of seasons represented by the rising and falling of the sun and the moon. You can even have a little play about with it,but we are FAR too busy with all that….
Earth Day is held every year on 22 April to highlight environmental issues, with events held around the world. More than one billion people across 192 countries now participate in activities, with planting trees being an example of ways to show your support.
Gaylord Nelson, a US senator, came up with the idea the year my sister was born, in the wake of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
The first Earth Day began in 1970 when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand a sustainable environment and it is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.
The first event led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act.
So we’re delighted to be launching this website today – A Greener Life for us – and to celebrate, we shall be releasing our tadpoles back into the wild (local lake) before they get too big and start bouncing out of the bowl in the sitting room!