APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER PART 1
HAPPY MOTHER EARTH DAY
It’s Earth Day, it’s Earth Day
Let’s get out and play day.
There’s so much to see and do,
Thank G-d it’s all in our view.
If we want to be part of it, feel it and experience it, wherever
But it won’t be here forever, if we don’t take the time and we’re not clever.
So, take the time and show you care and every day be aware.
Because it won’t be here unless we do our part
And now is the time, today to start.
Hello, Here we are: This is earth day 2018. We will all be even more blessed if you do something nice for your mother! We all have a mother, she is called Mother Earth. I was getting ready to prepare for the April newsletter and deleted the first picture of these beautiful flowers and I looked down at these other pictures that were part of the tribute to spring in the last months newsletter. Spring means rejuvenation and after I deleted that first picture I looked down and seeing all these other beautiful and wonderful pictures of our earth, I realized there’s a close interrelationship with how we treat mother Earth and how we will reap what we will sow. So, there really wasn’t any reason when celebrating Earth Day not to keep these pictures possibly in a smaller version to remind us.
The twists in the turns have been mind-boggling this past month. I visited my wonderful sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Lee who were the consummate host and hostess. For 10 days it was a wonderful visit with one of the main events, our taking part in the “March For Our Lives” it was a most inspirational event led by the “New World order” 18 years and younger, ha but please take them seriously. This is a real misnomer because the promoters of this event, (high school students and younger) conveyed poise, wisdom, and leadership far beyond their actual years on this earth. As the song “Rhymes and Reasons” by John Denver profess.
To do the “March For Our Lives” justice and to follow-up with other outreach efforts such as student walkout of classes and essential strategies such as meeting with officials, the April Newsletter will be split into 2 parts, the 1st part dealing with Earth Day and a new video version of Dr. Koren’s Silencing Science and what citizens like you and me in conjunction with environmental organizations can do to avoid this “bridge collapse and ensuing train wreck.”
Because today, first and foremost, can be construed as a Celebration of Life, Earth Day 2018. I have been keeping you apprised of my very dear friend Dr. Herman Koren’s life’s quest to keep environmental health and public health in the forefront of the world’s greatest trained experts in these fields. The past three months we have provided excerpts from his hour-long lecture about what’s been happening as this country has dismantled over 50 years of carefully crafted legislated environmental guidelines. I’m attaching what we worked on to reduce this highly technical overview garnered from a lifetime of Dr. Koren’s efforts to learn and teach the best practices to protect our fragile quality of life and environment.
So, here we are on Earth Day and the timing couldn’t have been better so that every day, men and women can get a handle on how precariously we are sitting or tottering. It’s hard to figure out how to extract this extra effort from our own limited time with work, family, as well as finding quality time to get away from the hubbub and into pleasant surroundings.
Knowing this myself with extra time being scarce; promoting my book, American Dreamer; maintaining my substitute teaching status; continuing the fight for keeping guns out of the hands of the deranged or mentally challenged individuals and certainly out of our schools. I think this all boils down to finding the right people to handle the best interest of the little person, families and communities; locally and around the country.
Maybe, by investing a little time upfront now by working with friends, community, environmental groups, officials, etc., we will be saving us a lot of time in the long run and probably saving us, in the future. As the old commercial for changing oil in your car, which people always seem to neglect, the commercial stated, “You can pay me now, or You can pay me later!” It is up to us, either we work on preserving our environment now and our way of life or it will cost us a lot more when we must come to grips with the contamination of our natural resources.
The Citizens’ Alert!! Global Warming – Environmental Pollutants Kill People – Prevention Lecture Professor Koren
This Potent Lecture by the eminent, Dr. Herman Koren’s it is half of his original presentation from the original earlier this year. It is to clear the way for easier public understanding of these very serious and complex issues. We need interested parties – supporters such as environmentalists and concerned citizens to join the cause.
We are sending an urgent message for Earth Day 2018. We must preserve our precious planet and her renewable resources or the quality of life as we know it will perish along with human existence. When we no longer have our fragile immune systems in place to combat toxic inhibitors in the air, water and environment; This is what we can expect. Happy Earth Day Everyone.
Earth Day-Imminent Danger-Environmental Pollutants-Global Warming-Free Prevention Lecture-Prof. Koren
*9 Million People Died from Environmental Pollutants in 2015
*Polar Caps Are Melting, Severe Droughts Are Occurring, Terrible Storms Are Happening, Ocean Levels Are Rising, Global Warming Is Real and Primarily Caused by People
*Environmental Regulations Are Being Eliminated Resulting in Increased Sickness and Death, Destruction of Our Planet For Our Children and Future Generations for Present Day Greed
*Environmental pollutants cause cancer and destroy your health from the fetus to the adult.
*Environmental pollutants accumulate in the body added to the effects of diseases over the lifetime and cause early death.
*Environmental pollutants are found in the water, air, land, on food.
*Environmental pollutants are controlled by regulations to protect health, Earth, and the economy, and reduce accumulated body burden of people.
*Destruction of two environmental regulations for every new one is scientifically invalid, causing disease and death, and destroying the economy.
*Global Warming Is Real and Causes Weather Disasters, Rising Waters, Destruction of Water and Sewage Systems, Homes and businesses.
* Science is under attack causing imminent danger from pollutants and emerging diseases, sickness and death.
* Children are exposed far more than adults to environmental pollutants in the home, school, recreational aad occupational area
Are You Going To Allow This to Happen-No! No! No!. This is what we should do.
View the Free Video Presentation in the Link below, by Dr. Herman Koren, Prof. Emeritus Environmental Health Indiana State University, recipient of the highly prestigious Walter S Mangold award and many others, who is sharing his 62 years of highly professional experience in the practitioner field, as an internationally known researcher and author of 20 books and considered one of the outstanding environmental science minds of the last 60 years.
Paperback ISBN number 978-1-138-19640-7, electronic book ISBN number 978-1-315-11927-4 can be obtained from Amazon which gives it a five star rating or from the publisher Routledge Taylor and Francis.
* It is necessary to reduce greenhouse gases, and all environmental pollutants.
* Contact your representatives in Congress and state legislatures, and insist that they protect our environment, our health and welfare for now and into the future for our children and children’s children.
DO SOMETHING NICE FOR MOTHER EARTH TODAY AND EVERYDAY
Happy Earth Day!
Check Out These Sustainable Projects from All 50 States
Happy Earth Day! Check Out These Sustainable Projects from All 50 States
Earth Day Network – Official Site
Join Earth Day Network on Earth Day 2018 – April 22 – to help end plastic pollution. Plastic is threatening our planet’s survival, from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our streams and landfills.
1. “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson
2. “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir
3. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” —John James Audubon
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4. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each.” —Henry David Thoreau
5. “We need the tonic of wildness—to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” —Henry David Thoreau
6. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” —John Muir
7. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
8. “The good man is the friend of all living things.” —Gandhi
9. “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” —David Attenborough
10. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” —David Attenborough
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11. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” —Theodore Roosevelt
12. “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
13. “Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
14. “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle
15. “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” —Mother Teresa
16. “Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option…they will become a necessity.” – Fujio Cho, President of Toyota Motors
17. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall
Published on: Apr 4, 2014
Updated on: Apr 21, 2017
Last year I had the privilege of having this appear in my blog posting and as aTribute for Earth Day
Conviction of the Heart
Conviction of the Heart
Where are the dreams that we once had?
This is the time to bring them back.
What were the promises caught
On the tips of our tongues?
Do we forget or forgive?
There’s a whole other life waiting to be lived when
One day we’re brave enough
To talk with conviction of the heart.
And down your streets I’ve walked alone,
As if my feet were not my own
Such is the path I chose,
Doors I have opened and closed
I’m so tired of living this life,
Fooling myself, believing we’re right when
I’ve never given love
With any conviction of the heart.
One with the Earth, with the sky
I believe we’ll survive
If we only try
How long must we wait to change
This world bound in chains that we live in
To know what it is to forgive,
And to be forgiven?
It’s been too many years of talking now.
Isn’t it time to stop somehow?
Air that’s too angry to breathe
Water our children can’t drink
You’ve heard it hundreds of times
You say you’re aware, believe and you care, but
Do you care enough
To talk with conviction of the heart?
Songwriters: KENNETH CLARK LOGGINS, GUY S. THOMAS
© Gnossos Music / Milk Money Music, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
For non-commercial use only.
Data from: LyricFind
“Conviction of the Heart” is a Kenny Loggins song from his 1991 album, Leap of Faith. A live version was also recorded on the album and video for his 1992 live, Outside: From the Redwoods. Since its release, the song has become one of his signature tunes. The song was hailed as “unofficial anthem of the environmental movement” by Al Gore, when Loggins performed it on Earth Day in 1995 at The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
• Album: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins
• Artist: Kenny Loggins
• Release year: 1997
• Duration: 6:52
Thanks again for your interest and wishing you all a special Happy Earth Day with kindest regards especially in coming in contact with nature and our wonderful environment.
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