Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Today is Earth Day

To be honest, I've never been quite sure what Earth Day is, so here's what other people think:

Wikipedia - Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

US Government ( - Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet.

(The UK government doesn't even mention it on its main portal. One reason is that today is Budget Day, lets hope the future of the planet gets a mention).

Lets just agree that Earth Day is a time to reflect on where we are and what we're doing to help save the planet depicted in the picture above. Someone recently said that climate change is a challenge to our species, it is that important. We all need to think about what we, as individuals, are doing and need to do in the future. Then think about how IT can help us get there.

Have a nice Earth Day.

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