As an avid animal lover, when I think of Earth Day, my focus goes directly to living compassionately. We wouldn't have much of a chance without the millions of species and diverse plant and animals that live on this planet, so for me this is a good place to start when thinking about preserving our home.
For those of you don't know, Earth Day began in 1970 when 20 million participated across the U.S. Since then, Earth Day has grown into a global tradition, with a billion expected to take part in 2009. Pretty exciting huh!?
Click on the title for a great article about Earth Day and it's beginnings and where it's going.
As my tribute to the Earth enjoy a few of my favourite nature photos that celebrate our planet's beauty, wonder and abundance!