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Gardens were before gardeners, and but some hours after the earth.

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Peace Be With You
"History of Earth Day"
By Obiora Embry
Published in March 2010 Peaceways Newsletter

"EARTH DAY is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology—the measurement of time and instantaneous communication through space.

EARTH DAY draws on astronomical phenomena in a new way; using the vernal equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making night and day of equal length in all parts of the Earth.  To this point in the annual calendar, EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth or superiority of one way of life over another.

But the selection of the March equinox makes planetary observance of a shared event possible..."

from EARTH DAY by Margaret Mead
EPA Journal March 1978

Because I suspect many people do not know that there are two different days that use the name Earth Day, I would like to provide some information I uncovered in 2008.

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