April 22 is earth day!
And I have 6 free pages in this post + some others you might love. The button to print each page is just below the page image.
I hope you love these pages so much and enjoy using them in your Earth Day activities and throughout the year.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a United States Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed the idea to hold a nationwide environmental teach-in on April 22, 1970. He hired a young activist, Denis Hayes, to be the National Coordinator. Nelson and Hayes renamed the event "Earth Day". Denis and his staff grew the event beyond the original idea for a teach-in to include the entire United States. More than 20 million people poured out on the streets, and the first Earth Day remains the largest single day protest in human history. Key non-environmentally focused partners played major roles. Under the leadership of labor leader Walter Reuther, for example, the United Auto Workers was the most instrumental outside financial and operational supporter of the first Earth Day. According to Hayes, "Without the UAW, the first Earth Day would have likely flopped!" Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedomaward in recognition of his work. MORE FROM THE EARTH DAY WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
Scroll on down to grab one or all of these 6 Earth Day sheets to print and color!
“The earth is what we all have in common.” - Wendell Berry
It’s true as long as we leave out aliens, and everyone always does leave out aliens, don’t they? Poor aliens.
But this is an Earth Day post, so I guess it makes sense to leave aliens out of this one. Speaking of aliens though - I think I need to do some “Stream & Color” pages for Men in Black.
Okay, totally finished with alien talk ;)
And at the ocean, and the lake, and relaxing by a waterfall or taking walks - all that stuff is so good! Go do some of that on Earth Day. And also color some awesome Earth Day pages. I’d tell you where to get hem, but you’re already here so that seems silly.
“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” - Leo Tolstoy
I don’t know why, but this quote makes me take a deep breath and also makes me want to go take a walk and really enjoy everything along the way. Hope you enjoy this page and then later enjoy some nature ;) Or color outside and enjoy both at the same time!