Friday, April 19, 2013

Did You Know There's an #EarthDay Anthem? #EcoChallenges

The beauty of our world
Earth Day began in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. It is an international holiday to promote conservation and concern for the environment.

The "Earth Day Anthem" below satisfies these requirements for a universal song associated with Earth Day. Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" melody is already the official anthem of the European Union (in that case purely instrumental without lyrics), the melody is widely recognized and easily performed, in the public domain, and originally composed for voice.

Earth Day Anthem

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment 
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her 
Show her our love throughout all time 
With our gentle hand and touch 
We make our home a newborn world 
Now we must resolve to protect her 
Show her our love throughout all time 
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world

credit: Wikipedia
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Drated: an abandoned world
 Conservation is a prevalent theme in many science fiction stories about the future, with films like Soylent Green, Children of Men, and Avatar. Each warned of consequences for not controlling the environment. Whether it's recycling, reading eBooks, planting a garden, or taking part in Earth Day activities, each of us can play a part. Whatever the future may hold, one thing is certain -- we can each take responsibility for our surroundings and do our part to make the world a better place.  Pictured: Drated, an abandoned world in the Tarthian Empire (from books in my Tarthian Empire series).

This is part of the Earth Day Hop with JustRomance.me If you came along from a different route, you can click here to begin. http://justromance.me

35 comments:

  1. Happy Earth Day to you! Thanks Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  2. Thanks for sharing the informational post and being apart of the hop.

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  3. & Congrats on your release that is coming out :)

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    1. *grin* Thank you. I'm excited to have this new story out!

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  4. Happy Green Day

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  5. Happy Earth Day, and congratulations on the upcoming release. Thanks for sharing and for being part of the hop.

    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. Thank you for this tidbit about Earth Day. I am a trivia junkie..lol
    Happy Earth Day.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Welcome, Michelle. Me too. Little tidbits like that fascinate me. ;)

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  7. Happy Earth Day!

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. *waving* Welcome back. :) Happy Earth Day to you too.

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  8. I did not know there was an anthem! That's really cool. Thanks for sharing =D

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  9. Thank you Kayelle for sharing a bit of Earth Day history. I especially liked learning that there is a anthem. Who knew. It would be nice to hear what it sounds like.

    I wish everyone was as committed to make and leave the planet a better place for our future. I'm glad that your books depict the results of what could happen in not doing our part to preserve our environment. Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Belinda G
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    1. Thank you Belinda. The future is up to us -- each of us.

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  10. great post! :) mygirls01(@)yahoo.com

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  11. Thanks for sharing, Kayelle--I love learning new stuff, and so beautifully too! Happy hopping and a happy weekend to you!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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    1. My sincere thanks. Glad you're enjoying the hop!

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  12. Happy Earth Day! I do read many more ebooks these days than print, both better for the planet and I don't have to wait on them to be shipped to me (limited book sellers in my area).
    June
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    1. It's great to go shopping for a book on a rainy day and not have to leave your warm house, isn't it? Love that about ebooks!

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  13. eBooks are indeed awesome, though the ease with which I can purchase books has not been easy on my wallet.

    I enjoyed your post and the picture. Happy Earth Day!

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    1. I need to a post about how to save money on ebooks, don't I? I know some tricks! I'll put that in my notes for blog post ideas. :)

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  14. Congrats on your upcoming release!

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  15. Happy Earth Day to you. Thank you for the added information... My family is from WI and I didn't know that is how Earth Day started.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. I'm glad you got something new, Jeanette!

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  16. Happy Earth Day! Look forward to reading more about you and your books!!! :)

    alabamagirl_711@yahoo.com

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  17. Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing! Happy Earth day! Many blessings to you!
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  18. Everyone who left an email will be getting a little goodie from me. :) Thank you for stopping by Unstoppable Heroes.

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