Earth Day will take place Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment.
"May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life." -- United Nations Secretary-General U Thant, March 21, 1971
Responding to wide spread environmental degradation, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin called for an Environmental Teach-in or Earth Day to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated and it is now observed each year by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.
Earth Day proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. The first Earth Day, in 1970, had participants and celebrants in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform."
Now observed in 175 countries, and coordinated by the non-profit Earth Day Network, http://www.earthday.org, Earth Day is the largest secular modern-day holiday in the world. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wishes to acknowledge Wikipedia for providing most of the information above on Earth Day.
Likewise, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man hopes that history will repeat itself with regards to yard safety awareness. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man has given birth to Yard Safety Awareness Day. It is a celebration of yard safety advocacy, awareness, conscience, discovery, enlightenment, environment, implementation, innovation, practice, protection, solution, and zero yard accidents. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a green hero who has a green brain and green balls. Be green!
Mother Nature is a personification of nature. Mother Nature wants to be healthy. She does not want to feel uncomfortable. Do not make Mother Nature mad. Happy Earth Day!
Yard Safety Awareness Day is the first day of each season of the year.
Be yard safe! Think yard safety! Think before you cut. It hurts!
Happy Earth Day!
Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man