HoopnosisCostaRica recycles plastic into fun hula hoops to help the earth and the people she is home to.
Earth day April22 was first celebrated in 1970 after being created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. That first celebration unified the student anti-war movement and consciousness of the threats of air and water pollution leading to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Here is the main page ( A BILLION ACTS OF GREEN) for those who would like more information about what is being done to change our World as we speak.
Restore the Canopy: Help us plant 10 million trees in impoverished areas.
Forests and trees play an important role in alleviating poverty, helping rural people avoid poverty and helping those that are poor mitigate their plight. Earth Day Network has committed to raising $10 million over five years to plant 10 million trees in impoverished areas around the world. We need your help to make the initiative possible! For every $1 you contribute, we’ll plant one tree.
To learn more about the Canopy Project, click here.
if you want to help with the planning or execution of Earth Day events, you can volunteer your time or money to an Earth Day cause. Find out about national volunteer opportunities at the EPA’s Earth Day: Events & Volunteer Opportunities Web site.
“You can also help protect the earth on Earth Day, or any day, by adopting earth friendly practices, such as:
- Only buying appliances that have earned the Energy Star label, meaning they are specially designed to conserve energy and are endorsed by the EPA.
- Turning off appliances and lights when you are not using them.
- Determining if your local power supplier offers “green power” options, power sources that minimize air pollution.
- Using less heat and air conditioning.
- Making sure that your home is properly insulated.
- Using compact fluorescent light bulbs in your home and office.
- Not running water unnecessarily, whether in the sink, dishwasher, or shower.
- Taking quick showers instead of baths.
- Washing only full loads of dishes and laundry.
- Practicing the 4 Rs whenever possible: reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-buy.
In the decades since the first Earth Day, much of the world has responded to the call to protect the environment. And if we continue to do so, all these efforts will add up to a safer, healthier future for us all.”
flycatctcher building nest
I have been called a dreamer many times in my life and have often taken it in a negative way but is it all that bad to be a dreamer?
We must start somewhere when we make choices, before habits are formed, the same place that feels the pain of the world and looks for a resolution to it as well.
What we dream becomes a reality or a micro-reality that then becomes part of a bigger picture so our dreams become a shared experience. I dream of a world alive with knowledge, wisdom and patience taking us all on a great journey to get to know our own self is but part of our Great SELF.
What are your dreams for the World? How do you go about making them real? Do you believe our dreams can make a contribution and difference to the World and when does that happen? Thank you for sharing your dreams for the world with me, together we can explore the dimension of the unreal and ponder its usefulness here, .
CRNC is ambitiously persuing its goal of providing an outlet for the urges we all naturally have to protect our home world of Earth or Gaia or any other respectful name of this amazing organism we ride through space and time on. For this objective It is a unique work sustained by contributions of all types and in this case from contributors from the United States.
Thanks to Jim Barone for binoculars from West Marine, they are delightful and very useful still after their long journey here.
Thanks to Dan Barone for delivery of these items and contribution of a Canon 400 to get those amazing shots of life here.
Thanks to Dan Halyburton for his tech support in getting CRNC a new computer and for being the main backbone of or support over more than a decade, you have a heart of gold brother.
Thanks to the unnamed ones also that make up the heartfelt vibe of support, I hope you can all feel proud of having been around too.
Many visitors to Costa Rica lately have been priviledged to enjoy frequent sightings of Ara Macao, the scarlet macaw and this seems normal. However it wasnt always that common to see them close as these magnificent birds were decimated in a variety of ways from illegal pet shop traders to loggers, poachers and miners. Now developers encroach as well yet we all need to live together. The following photographs illustrate a wild moment in this amazing birds colorful, raucous and captivating existence.
100 monkey pictures and more from Costa Rica Nature Conservatory
Somewhere out their we are waiting for it, the elusive 100th monkey of our race, someone who triggers that sudden revolution of change where we all know how to proceed blindly. That person has already let us all know that we must not be blind followers but all seeing leaders if we are to be the change we so acclaim to aspire to.
Environmental onslaughts only increase when the ecopnomy flourishes so it is important to apply the lessons learned during hard times when we are sheltered by Nature alone to the “good” times we have when Nature needs defense.
It is hard to publicly denounce certain actions insofar as we want to impress a local developer or looter of Natures treasures for whatever reason but it is easier as you Realize your true Self is that Nature.
Be the hundreth monkey and be the change.
With a heavy heart we regret to report the passing of several valient and courageous souls amidst the wreckage of a local tourist catamaran.
The boat left in heavy winds on a clear with with ten crew and ninety eight pax from various countries celebrating holidays in paradise.
4 Dead 4 missing Tragedy at sea consternizes Costa Ricas poulation, Boat had sunk before and killed 2
Fire erupted somewhere unknown at the moment giving mechanical problems to the boat resulting in its loss of manueverability. Broadside to the onslaught of gale force winds and an ocean with over 24 hours of wind previously and battered by large waves the Pura Vida took on water as the Capt. told them to get to one side of the boat. Listing suddenly out of control sloshing tons of seawater and waves mixed with terrorized people grabbing for their children, wives, husbands and lovers the boats heavy dysfuntional machinery quickly sunk to the bottom five hundred feet below leaving its contents at the mercy of the gods of nature. Quick responses from Cargo ships and over 30 fishing boats, numerous heliopters over 49 ambulances and hundreds of Red Cross volunteers, many of which dont speak a word of “tourist” helped to control the situation and bring it to a quick close. The Captain is alive and probably a hero in many ways although responsability is responsability, alas he is in jail. Investigation pending. Search still ongoing for 4 missing people at sea or in the wreckage. Godspeed