Today, 22 April 2012, is International Mother Earth Day. The UN says:
The proclamation of 22 April as International Mother Earth Day is an acknowledgement that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity. International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.
Just so, and I wondered why doesn't this seem to be important in the UK? But, maybe I'm wrong. Here's Dorset Cereals:
Today is International Mother Earth Day, proclaimed by the UN to promote harmony with the natural world. You can celebrate by heading out into the countryside to get back to nature, or by caring for the planet with something as simple as recycling or finally getting around to insulating the loft.
But there must be more to harmony than this, so maybe the Daily Mail can shed some light on it:
She was celebrating International Mother Earth Day this weekend, so it was no surprise that Jessica Alba was spotted shopping for nature’s finest produce. The pregnant mother-of-one went grocery shopping in Beverly Hills and was snapped in the vegetable section, selecting a range of salad ingredients. The actress then posted on her Twitter page: ‘Happy Earth Day tweeples! I’d love to know what you all are doing in honor of Earth Day today.’
Umm; if only I knew who Jessica Alba was ... . Time, I think, to find a vernal wood.