It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. So sign up now and let’s make 2010 the biggest Earth Hour yet!.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
There are many traditions and symbols associated with St. Patrick's Day and Ireland. Here are a handful of the most popular practices.
The shamrock as symbol of Ireland and St. Patrick's Day is partly due to the natural abundance of clover plants in the country, but largely due to its strong association with Christianity. According to Robert Mahony, Professor of English and member of the Center for Irish Studies at Catholic University, legend has it that St. Patrick used the shamrock to visually illustrate the concept of the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) when trying to convert polytheistic pagans to Christianity.
"A clover is one plant with three leaves, but the three leaves are necessary to make it [complete]," explains Prof. Mahony. "[In Christianity,] God is three persons, but it's not the same as three gods." The simple analogy is thought to have helped non-Christians understand a fundamental element of the Christian religion, facilitating conversion.
It was through the retelling of this story that the shamrock became associated with St. Patrick and Ireland's conversion to Christianity. As a result, the shamrock is a widely used to commemorate Saint Patrick's Day, and in modern times has been appropriated by secular institutions as a symbol for the Irish.
Green So why do we all wear green?
Probably because you'll be pinched if you don't! School children started this tradition. Green is also the color of spring, the shamrock, and is connected with hope and nature. Historically, green has been a color used in the flags of several revolutionary groups in Ireland and as a result it appears in the official tri-color country flag, adopted in 1919.
In addition to that, Ireland is often called the "Emerald Isle" due to the lush natural greenery found on the island. Says Prof. Mahony, "One of the things that strikes people all the time is how Ireland is incredibly green--it's very far north, but it doesn't get frozen. When people say that 'Ireland has 40 shades of green,' they are right!"
Saturday, March 13, 2010
40th Anniversary of Earth Day
April 22, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The United States makes up about 5% of the world's population, but we are consuming 30% of the world's resources and creating 30% of the world's waste.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dr. Seuss eco-tale 'The Lorax' hitting theaters in 3-D
'The Lorax', a Dr. Seuss story about the destruction of the environment, will be released as a 3-D animated feature in March 2012.
I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees! I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”
The Lorax is one of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories, a cautionary tale about a businessman who clears a forest of all its Truffula trees despite warnings from the tree-loving Lorax. Once the trees are gone, the Lorax and all of the other creatures leave, even the fish, and the former forest becomes a sad wasteland.
It’s a story about how greed can lead to the destruction of the environment, and it’s coming to a whole new audience in March 2012 as a 3-D animated feature from Universal Pictures and Illuminated Entertainment.
Co-directed by Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the film’s March 2 release date falls on what would be the 108th birthday of Theodor Geisel, known to the world as ‘Dr. Seuss’.
While The Lorax is the only Dr. Seuss book with overt environmental themes — Geisel avoided writing anything with a clear moral — many of his books are thought to express his views on social and political issues. For example, Horton Hears a Who is an allegory for the American post-war occupation of Japan, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has an anti-materialism message. (COPYRIGHT © 2010 MNN HOLDINGS, LLC.)
Monday, March 1, 2010
In the words of Dr. Seuss in his book "The Lorax," "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
That's the mind-set behind the Kohl's Cares for Kids initiative that benefits children's health and education initiatives nationwide.
As part of that charity, Kohl's is offering affordable collector's editions of Dr. Seuss books and plush toy characters.
Building on the message of taking care of the environment outlined in "The Lorax," all four Dr. Seuss books are printed on 60 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
Adults can also learn about being eco-friendly with the "Green Book," by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen. The book includes celebrity anecdotes and is printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
Through April, Kohl's will offer the books at $5 each at Kohl's stores nationwide and online at Kohls.com. The plush toys are also $5 each.
The Dr. Seuss books include "The Lorax," "The Foot Book," "Oh the Thinks You Can Think" and "If I Ran the Circus."
Happy 106th Birthday!!!!
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist born on March 2nd in 1904. He was most widely known for his children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss.He published over 60 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His most celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Numerous adaptations of his work have been created, including eleven television specials, three feature films, and a Broadway musical.