EARTH DAY

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. “ Buddha

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970 and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.  While the first Earth Day was focused entirely on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes—the original national coordinator in 1970—took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 in virtually every country on Earth. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network . World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 in a different nation every year, is the principal United Nations environmental observance.

Skillet – One Day Too Late

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” Martin Luther King Jr.

*I am here in New York City, having fun . Living Day by Day, one minute at a time.Carpe Diem!Ban Ki Moon UN general Secretary and Adriana Sassoon.

HEROE

“MY HERO IS NOT NECESSARILY THE PRESIDENT OF A COUNTRY OR A PRIME MINISTER…IT IS SOMEBODY WHO IS PREPARED TO GIVE HUMAN BEINGS “HOPE” THAT THERE IS A FUTURE FOR HIM OR HER.THOSE ARE MY HEROES. “

by NELSON MANDELA

Skillet- “Hero”

“From Charity to Philanthropy> Philanthropic return on investment is about making the biggest impact possible on fellow human beings, regardless of country, race, or religion.It’s the difference between simply giving and really helping.It’s about investing in people.”

THE POWER OF THE INVISIBLE SUN

BOBBY SAGER – STING

The smallest ray of light can ignite the human spirit’s ability to overcome.In war-torn countries around the world, philanthropist and photographer Bobby Sager had discovered the transcendent power of hope through the eyes of children. Despite unthinkable violence and destruction,his portraits reveal joy,innocence,and strength. This is the power of the invisible sun.

 

 

BILL CLINTON

Earth Day 2009 Clinton Foundation
Earth Day

  spacer Dear ADRIANA,Today, on Earth Day, I want to share with you the work we’re doing in the fight against climate change.In a video I just recorded, I speak about the urgent need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the economic recession, we have a tremendous opportunity to solve both our environmental and economic challenges. We can do this through investment in green projects that save money and create jobs.My Foundation’s climate initiative is focusing on bringing these solutions to major cities around the world. Next month in Seoul, we will help bring together mayors from some of the world’s largest cities to share best practices in urban efficiency.Two weeks ago, we announced that my climate initiative is working with the Empire State Building in New York (you can watch a video here) to improve the skyscraper’s energy efficiency by up to 38 percent, greatly reducing its carbon emissions and cutting its utility bills by more than $4 million a year. We’re also working hard to deliver practical solutions for large-scale clean energy generation and for the prevention of deforestation.We’ll update you next month when the mayors convene in Seoul to learn from the shining examples of how cities around the world are working with my climate initiative to fight climate change.I know there are many requests for your attention this Earth Day. Please support the work of the Clinton Foundation — we need your donations to continue to find solutions for cities, clean energy, and forests.With best wishes,Signature
Bill ClintonP.S. Today staff from our offices in New York are helping to plant a community garden in Harlem. Everyone’s effort this Earth Day, and each day, adds up. Please do your part for the planet and support our work. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Bill Clinton's Earth Day 2009 Video > Clinton Climate Initiative. Why Cities? With a majority of the earth's population now living in urban areas, cities are responsible for about 75% of energy use. Why Clean Energy? Fossil fuels are the source of most of our energy today and generate nearly 60% of global emissions. Why Forestry? Deforestation releases nearly 20% of global emissions and arrests the forests' natural ability to absorb and store carbon. Learn more about the Clinton Climate Initiative > Donate Now > Watch the Empire State Building Goes Green Video >

 

 

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