Mother Earth – thank you. For you, a photo tribute – Happy Earth Day 2012.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb
Photo: Kayaking near Cobden, Ontario. We are so lucky to have such a wealth of beauty and nature – it is ours to protect.
The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.
Photo: Horse riding in Chile, near Pucon.
The beauty of Lake Louise. Photo taken while cycling across Canada – not only great for the environment, cycling and cycle touring is good for the body, mind and soul. What are you doing for Earth Day?
Photo taken while hiking in the Everest region. I was so sad to hear that the increasing number of tourists and mountaineers to the region was creating such levels of litter (World’s highest garbage dump). Remember – take only photos, leave only footprints. Pack out your garbage.
Calm and soothing greens of nature, and the relaxing sounds of the Caribbean Sea reaching the shore. Photo taken in Jamaica.
The power of mother nature is impressive, but we are resilient. This palm tree, uprooted by a hurricane, perseveres. Photo from Antigua.
Getting out, enjoying the land – hiking up above the beaches in Antigua.
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationist themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren’t at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
- Dr. Jane Goodall Primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist
I hope you have enjoyed my tribute to Mother Earth for Earth Day 2012. I know how lucky I am to be able to participate in so many wonderful activities and enjoy the great outdoors and the bounty of the earth. It is through the actions of many that we are able to protect and preserve the earth, and the actions of few where it can all be lost.
April 22, 2012. What will you do for Earth Day?