About Earth Day

posted on 22nd of april, 2010

A Clean Earth

We guard the water quality of our lakes in the area where I live and take great care with cleaning the shorelines and waterways. The water is tested regularly and people are fined or taken to court if they mistreat the precious resource. The county I live in is about 95% National Forest and it is well taken care of. We have a very good recycle business in the county which makes a good income for the area. Each lake has a civic association which keeps watch on things and gets the word out if help is needed or a problem is encountered. We try hard and it's mostly all volunteer. It's a rural area, we don't have shopping malls or many fast food joints. With all we do it is soooo irritating to see beer cans and food wrappers on the sides of the roads!! Junk cars are still in some yards and old tires are yard art. Some people insist upon using the area around their homes as a dump.....any clean area ordinance is just ignored by a few. But, we have "come a long way baby"!! Here's hoping it keeps coming along!

Children watching over the planet

My beautiful lake

Comments (30)

Posted by Noonie on April 28, 2010
Thanks, Joe, and have fun here!
Posted by Joezachs on April 28, 2010
Hope more and more people realise the value of trees and natural surroundings.
You are lucky to stay in an area of National Forest .
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Thanks, gals, I love it here but then I know people who have to be in the big city and can't imagine living full time in this area. They like to use it for recreation, of course.
Posted by Marilyngould on April 22, 2010
Hey Susan, So wonderful to hear that people are taking pride in their communities and protecting our natural resources. We have community "beach pick up" days here. It is sad and infuriating to pick up litter left by the inconsiderate; I especially detest the cigarette butts and feel that if one is caught dropping one the penalty should require them to eat it. Happy Earth Day!
Posted by Scottysally2 on April 22, 2010
Sounds like a nice area where you live, love the picture of the lake. Long may it stay clean and green in your area, we have a lot of litter louts here too. :)
Posted by Littlemacproductions on April 22, 2010
You must live in an exceptional area! Continue to care maybe others will learn from your community.
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Great quote!
Posted by Wildmac on April 22, 2010
Cheers Susan :D I'm just fed up with greedy people and their lack of concern for others. I'm glad that there are people where you live that are willing to protect the environment, it looks like a beautiful area. I found this quote today that fits the theme of Earthday and caring for our environment too:

"We need to consider how our actions, in affecting the environment, are likely to affect others. This is often difficult to judge; but it is clear that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal. Yet if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, we also have the capacity to protect it. I believe we have an urgent responsibility to do so." - The Dalai Lama
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Thanks, everybody!!! And, Carol, I understand that you just had to vent!!
Posted by Trottola on April 22, 2010
Wow, 95% of National Forest: you seem to live in a wonderful place! But I think that also people living in the town or in big cities must pay attention to environment, as much as you're doing and even more if possible ;)
Posted by Wildmac on April 22, 2010
Great images Susan! At the moment here in New Zealand we're fighting drought around where I live. Any rain we have been getting is very light and not helping much.

We're also fighting a stupid government plan to mine in seven places in some of our conservation land! Greed and politicians urgh! they won't be happy until we all live in a hole in the ground. Still, we're not going down without a fight. Greenpeace Aotearoa New Zealand is gathering people for a march in Auckland, lower Queen street, 1st May at 11am. International supporters are welcome :D Sorry for high-jacking your blog Susan :)
Posted by smartview27 on April 22, 2010
Beautiful illustrations!
Posted by Starblue on April 22, 2010
Thanks for so beautiful blog! The lake is beautiful and it is wonderful to read that the county you live has 95% of forest... I wish you happy days in your beautiful nature place!
Posted by Artida on April 22, 2010
Thanks for inspiring blog, Susan. Beautiful lake, looks like a great place for living. Happy Earth Day!
Btw, I love your illustrations.
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Clean and safe, what a dream!

Thanks, Kelley!

YOU aren't ages back, Dessie:)))

I rule! I love it!!! I usually can fix it...... ;D
Posted by Mani33 on April 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day Susan! You break it but you rule! :)
Posted by Littledesire on April 22, 2010
Great place for living! We're ages back ...
Posted by Katn1999 on April 22, 2010
Thank you for sharing! I wish you a very Happy Earth Day!!!
Posted by Maigi on April 22, 2010
Oh, what a story, Matt. Susan, thanks for your inspiring blog and yeah, you have great places around. I believe that very soon our whole beautiful Earth will be a cleansed and safe place again.
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
True, Claudio and Tan! And I try not to take anything for granted.
Posted by Tan510jomast on April 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day.
Continuing the importance of clean water consciousness and protection of our watershed. Here's an anecdote.
My first visit to the lovely country of Tunisia, being my first visit to the continent of North Africa too.... hopefully not my last .
I climbed to the summit of Mount Chenini a berber village ,one of the original communities of Africa. While at the summit, a berber lady with ,her brother or son, walked by. She was poor and her shoes were ill fitted that her feet was blueblack. She smiled at me and I asked to take some photos of them. She smiled. Finally, I wanted to give her some dinars but I only had large bills. So I gave her the only thing I had , a 2 litre bottle of Spring Water I bought from Tunis. And some chewing gum, lol. She smiled like I gave her the keys to heaven. Another berber boy saw this and started to talk loudly to her, as if she should not take it from me. I didn't know why since I can't speak their language or just simple Arabic,...(More)
Posted by Claudiofichera on April 22, 2010
never would have thought Susan! But now that you mention, yes, it's true. In my neighborhood is one of the three most polluted rivers in the world... And they were big companies that pollute.
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Artificial in Dubai?? Who would have known, LOL!! I'll tell you a secret, Claudio, some of the messy places I'm talking about aren't poor people, just stubborn ones. The families have always lived like that and don't want to change! And one lake polluter was a very expensive golf course!!!
Posted by Creativei on April 22, 2010
I wish even I can live near that lake, I'm tired of this artificial life in Dubai.
Posted by Claudiofichera on April 22, 2010
Yesterday, was allowed a plant pulp processing in Uruguay, by an international tribunal. I swam in the river where they set up the plant, and I assure you that you could drink the water of that river. Unfortunately, poverty and ignorance are the best allies of pollution.
Beatiful illustrations Susan!
Posted by Unteroffizier on April 22, 2010
Photos ID - 8705008 and 10908794 Curious Black Cat and Spider works for me.
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Thanks bunches, from you that's quite the compliment!!!! Come on and join me here!
Posted by Mariaam on April 22, 2010
I like your illustrations very much! What a beautiful lake...I want to live there :) It looks great.
Posted by Noonie on April 22, 2010
Thanks, Gabriel. Yes, our air is clean and wonderful except right now we have the pollen :(((
Posted by Justmeyo on April 22, 2010
Your lake it is very beautiful and it is good to know someone live in a clean area where you can breath air without pollution :)Your illustrations are very nice also and optimistic .Wish you a great day Susan!

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