Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970. Earth Day is celebrated in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Many communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. The first Earth Week originated in Philadelphia in 1970 (starting April 16 and culminating on Earth Day, April 22.) Earth Day Network, a group that wishes to become the coordinator of Earth Day globally, asserts that Earth Day is now observed on April 22 on virtually every country on Earth. World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 in a different nation every year, is the principal United Nations environmental observance.
Here is a sample of whats our play list today -
Beautiful Day: A celebration of the beauty of the world from All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Desire: A call for action in a world of lies and greed from Rattle and Hum
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: A yearning plea to find meaning in life from The Joshua Tree
Lemon: Is the world we have been given a lemon? From Zooropa
Moment of Surrender: In a hectic world, there still exists a brief moment of peace with God, from No Line on the Horizon
One: Among pain comes the realization of need, from Achtung Baby
Staring at the Sun: Sometimes we’re caught dumbstruck and confused by events around us, from Zooropa
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: This little known song was co-written by Salman Rushdie. Trying to bring a love back who had deceived, from The Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack
Until the End of the World: This classic from Judas’s perspective tests our understanding of fate, from Achtung Baby
Where the Streets Have No Names: Bringing heaven to Earth, or Earth to heaven from The Joshua Tree
So whats on yours ?