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Hello everyone! :wave: 22nd April is Earth Day! So ProjectEarth decided to do something special! Please read this news article and :+fav: it if you like it! Have a fantastic day and enjoy the Earth!


:earth: The History of Earth Day (resume):

In 1963, former Senator Gaylord Nelson began to worry about our planet. (A senator is a person that the people of the United States have chosen to help make the laws.) Senator Nelson knew that our world was getting dirty and that many of ourplants and animals were dying. He wondered why more people weren't trying to solve these problems. He talked to other lawmakers and to the President. They decided that the President would go around the country and tell people about these concerns. He did, but still not enough people were working on the problem. Then, in 1969, Senator Nelson had another idea. He decided to have a special day to teach everyone about the things that needed changing in our environment. On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held. People all over the country made promises to help the environment. Everyone got involved and since then, Earth Day has spread all over the planet. People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing. (Here you can know more about this.)


:earth: How to Green the Car You Have:

We can’t all afford to buy a hybrid, but we can still make a positive difference to the environment. How you drive and how well you maintain your vehicle can all help.
1. Obey the speed limit. Your fuel economy is lowered by about 10 percent when you drive 75 mph instead of 65 mph. Driving over the speed limit can also increase tailpipe pollution in many vehicles.
2. Unload. Even 100 pounds of extra weight in your car can reduce fuel economy by 1 percent. Take a minute to unload your trunk or back seat.
3. Combine trips. Once your engine and catalysts are warmed up, they create much less pollution


:earth: Take small steps

There are dozens of small things that you can do every day to save energy and keep the world cleaner and greener. You can:
1.Shut off the water when you brush your teeth
2.Ride a bike or take the bus instead of traveling by car
3.Take faster showers or baths in just a small amount of water
4.Choose products that are not over packaged
5.Recycle paper, plastic, glass, metal...

Treat Mother Earth with love and respect:

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: bring her flowers
For Mother Earth: Plant her a tree!

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: Offer to clean the house
For Mother Earth: Use environmentally friendly cleaning products

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: Cook her dinner
For Mother Earth: Buy organic, local food and bring your own bags to the store

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: Help her remodel her house
For Mother Earth: Install energy efficient windows, appliances, light bulbs and insulation systems

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: Take her to a movie
For Mother Earth: Ride your bikes, walk or take public transportation

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: Take out her trash
For Mother Earth: Recycle and compost your waste

:bulletgreen:If it was your mother, you would: Do her laundry
For Mother Earth: Use environmentally friendly laundry soap and hang dry clothes instead of using the dryer


:earth: Some Links:

Earth Site
Earth Day
Earth Society Foundation
Plant a Billion Trees
About My Planet
Earth Hour
Stop Global Warming


:earth: Some Petitions:

Help Wild Bears
Stop Elephant Abuse on TV
Stop the Seal Hunt
Wolf Warriors
Save the Amazon Rainforest
Protect Montana Forest


:earth: Feats:

:thumb83436338: :thumb83427081: Caretaker of Precious Earth by AdigunPolack Earth Day by cookeyheart Earth Friendly Vectors Photoshop and GIMP Brushes by redheadstock :thumb83277271: Earth Day T-Shirt 2008 by Nyrak Earth Day: Keep it Clean by XylitolFairy Everyday's an Earth Day by RuntyTiger Earth Day by BIGSHOT-0 Earth Day Advert by frequentlydistracted :thumb61735472: Earth Day 2008 : D by monoire .earth.day. by Elestial Earth Day by frequentlydistracted :thumb83217205: Our present and Future by HUGOXIII Scorched Earth by t33n1ckXIII :thumb82798248: Happy Earth day by lost-her-marbles :thumb82350473: EARTH DAY by rox-on4evr-tomgirl :thumb81940863: Happy Earth Day by La-Artist Earth Day poster by innoko Earth Day Poster by 10pxby10px :thumb80337086: :thumb80209519: Plant a Tree by Royol


:earth: Some Stamps:

Solar System: Earth by Claire-stamps Save the Trees by OlegVRK Global Warming by Shonk-ness luVyourMother by day-seriani Go green by simplestamp three is the magic number by stampsbyjesper
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cookeyheart Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
yay!!
Cheerful
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redheadstock Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the feature! :) Great stuff!
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bhawank Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
love this....and love u too guys!
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rfiguesa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Great job!!! that's why i love this club :dance: :w00t:
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ryuuha Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Earth Day :heart:.
Hope you don't mind if I put this in my journal...spread the word =D
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scarletgabbi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Great features and article :D :rose: save the earth :w00t:
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sam-degunst Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Today is Earth Day, and I took a new decision: I'll find out other ways to reduce the pollution I can by keeping tracks of what I can avoid to buy or use or eat (stop overeating, overbuying, eat exotic food from very far countries...). I was already doing it a lot, but the best is to look for perfection, is it?
I've decided to buy only cloths that would not need exhausting the ground, when I'll need new ones.
Who's following me?
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inmc Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
great feature
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BlackPeregrin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008   Photographer
Oh wow, thanks for featuring me!
I really appreciate it!
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akaDervin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I gotta do something "GREEN" today!!! I think that Earth day is a great idea, but to save the Earth from humans every day should be Earth day!!! We can fight all the day, but the few ones who got the power in their own hands will not change their mind so easily...

"We could be more than this"
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yoyo-play Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
:clap: i put link to this in my journal :D
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aiedailglow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yes! fight this crisis together!
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Yes! :dance:

Thank you :glomp:
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dark-blood-may Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Wow... I kinda forgot about Earth Day, but now I'm gonna make sure to do something special ^_^
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Glad to know that! :hug:
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vegibee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the article. Happy earth day! :heart:
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you so much :cuddle:

Happy Earth Day!
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reggyrocket Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
thank you for the feature, again!! :]
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
It's a pleasure :heart:
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spikelover7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
totally loved this article.
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you :glomp:
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spikelover7 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob :)
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koolfreak795 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Thank you so much for the feature! Happy (Early) Earth Day!!!!! :)
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
It's a pleasure :heart:

Happy Earth Day!
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syalalla Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I copy-paste this article here [link]
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Oh, that's fantastic! Thank you so much :hug:
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syalalla Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
:thanks: :heart:
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PikachuFanatica Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Well-typed article. Thanks for that feature again.
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
It's a pleasure! Thank you :heart:
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martirology Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful article. (: Well done.
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you very much :cuddle:
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j0an4 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
GREAT article! :clap:
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you! :glomp:
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OrCh1d Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Article, thanks for posting! :)
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you for reading! :dance:
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LovelyGead Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
happy Earth day :)
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
To you too :aww:
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LovelyGead Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
:hug:
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EverRoxas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Wonderful article. Very informative, and also nice to look at, due to the art added at the end. Love it. :)

Happy Earth Day (April 22).
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thank you so much :glomp:

Happy Earth Day!
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EverRoxas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
You're welcome! Happy Earth Day! :hug:
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NanasFreak Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Yaaay, Earth Day's tomorrow! I've been thinking about it for three months no :XD: Sadly school kept me too busy so I won't have much to present tomorrow :(
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Well, if you respect Earth, you are doing a fantastic thing! :hug:
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NanasFreak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thanks :love:
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edctpsu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Happy Birthday Mother Earth :dance:
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
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:clap: :#1: :clap: :#1:
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ProjectEarth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
:glomp:
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