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anonymous  June 08, 2007 3:56 PM

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This promotional poster for CWF's first-ever Rivers to Oceans Week showcases a beautiful landscape along one of Canada's northern rivers, the Tatshenshini River, part of vast, protected area recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

June 8 - 14
Rivers to Oceans Week

All creatures — whether people or wildlife — live in a watershed. A watershed is an area of land that water flows across or though on its way to a particular water body. You can think of it as a network of springs, lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands, and all the land they drain. Rivers flow through a watershed as fresh water makes its journey from land to the salty wa­ter of the ocean.

Global climate change is causing sea ice to melt. The loss of this reflective ice surface (the albedo effect) leads to more warming of the climate and the loss of important ice habitat for polar bears, walruses and ringed seals. As ice melts, it also dilutes salt water and upsets the natural composition of marine food webs.

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anonymous World Environment Day~June 5 June 05, 2007 2:13 AM



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World Environment Day (WED) falls each year on 5 June.

World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways, including street rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more. In many countries, this annual event is used to enhance political attention and action.

It is a day when people focus on the environment and it is celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

World Environment Day is created to promote environmental issues to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development. It promotes an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues and advocates partnership that will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. World Environment Day embodies this approach, raising awareness, encouraging people to voice their thoughts and do their utmost to improve the environment.

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anonymous Other Mother Foundation(OM Foundation) is dedicated to the salvation of the ecosystem known as Gaia May 30, 2007 3:53 AM

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anonymous  May 08, 2007 1:24 AM

National Wildflower Week - May 7-13, 2007

National Wildflower Week was founded in 1987 by Charles Spencer to honor his mentor, Edward Piela, naturalist and botanist, for his work teaching and promoting wildflowers. The first National Wildflower Week (NWW) was launched in 1988 as the primary focus of the American Wildflower Society, which became defunct a few years later.

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Blue flag or wild iris

Habitat: Moist to wet areas, such as the edges of lakes, beaver ponds, and wet meadows.

I find these by the edge of Long Lake

 Blue flag is also know as liver lily. However, the roots are reported to be extremely poisonous. Blue flag was the emblem of the royal house of Louis VII of France. The alternate name, fleur-de-lis, is a corruption of the literal translation "flower of Louis".

 The iris is the rainbow of the Earth. Iris was goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods in the Iliad. That is why the flower, iris, is associated with tidings or messages and good news.  The flower name is fitting, given the range of colours displayed by the iris. The name versicolor means "of varied colours". Both the generic and specific names express the variable colour of the wild iris.

Language of Flowers: Iris means "Glad tidings", "Message" or "I have a message for you".

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anonymous Month Of May May 04, 2007 1:39 AM

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Lily-of-the-valley produces rich fragrant white blooms for the shade.

Lily of the valley is the common name for a perennial flowering plant, Convallaria majalis, in the lily family, Liliaceae. It is native to Eurasia and eastern North America and is grown worldwide in gardens in warm and temperate zones. The plants develop two or three shiny leaves and a graceful, one-sided group of fragrant bell-shaped flowers, white to pink in color. Plants are propagated from pips, upright buds originating from underground roots.

Flower Meaning~ Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with you

Lily of The Valley~(Canada May Flower)

Nova Scotia Floral Emblem

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This plants can cover the forest floor like a green rug; and one of the first to appear in the spring under the conifers. It has two heart-shaped leaves that clasp the stem. The tiny white flowers are bunched in a small tower. The berries, white with spots, later turn pale red.



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anonymous  April 27, 2007 3:15 AM

Celebrating April 27

Arbor Day

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Celebrate Around The World~

http://www.arborday.org/arborday/

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anonymous Sitting By The Dock Of The Bay April 23, 2007 6:49 AM

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Listening to Otis Redding sing “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” can’t help but leave you with a sense of what might have been. 

 In early 1968, Redding's recording of "(Sittin' On ) The Dock of the Bay," co-written with Steve Cropper, became a top pop and R&B hit.

Sitting By The Dock Of The Bay:

http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/1686/Sitting.mid

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco bay
'Cos I've had nothing to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way
So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
2000 miles I've roamed
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooh wee, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay wastin' time

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Otis Redding

1941 - 1967

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anonymous  April 22, 2007 4:14 AM

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Garden Song


by David Mallett

http://www.gardenofsong.com/midi/gardensong5.mid


CHORUS:


Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground


Inch by inch, row by row
Please bless these seeds I sow
Please keep them safe below
'Till the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
We are made of dreams and bones
Need a place to call my own
'Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
Till my body and my brain
Tell the music of the land

CHORUS

Plant your rows straight and long
Season with a prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her loving care

CHORUS


Slug by slug, weed by weed
Boy this garden's got me t'd
All the insects come to feed
On my tomato plants

Sunburt face, skined up knees
The kitchen's chocked with zuchinis
I'm shopping at the A&P's
Next time I get the chance


Old crow watching from a tree
He's got his hungry eye on me
In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there

Chorus

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anonymous  April 22, 2007 3:37 AM

Earth Day~April 22

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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."

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anonymous  April 20, 2007 6:32 AM

Nat'l Volunteer Week 4/15 - 4/21/07

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National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, pays special tribute to  volunteers across the country who give of themselves to better their communities and the lives of others.

For more information:

Canada:

http://www.volunteer.ca/volcan/eng/content/nvw/welcome.php

USA:

http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/about_usafc/special/nvw.asp

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anonymous  April 19, 2007 3:08 AM

April 19th

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National Garlic Day promotes the many uses of Garlic. And, there certainly are many uses. It's a vegetable. Its' a herb. It is used in recipes around the world. Garlic has ben used medicinally for thousands of years.

Garlic also contains an antioxidant that reduces blood clotting as well as other chemicals which help against cancer. Garlic is best eaten raw or baked whole in the oven. If frying garlic do not allow to go brown.

As a medicinal herb:

Helps to fight off colds and flu.

Lowers blood cholesterol levels.

Reduces the buildup of plaque in arteries.

Used as a treatment for acne and warts.

Used for toothaches

Celebrate National Garlic Day by using it heavily in your meals and snacks today.

You might find you are adding more garlic to your menu everyday.

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anonymous Sing April 14, 2007 11:22 AM


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Sing:

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

Sing, sing a song
Let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not

Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

Joseph Raposo Jr. (1937 – 1989)

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Richard Carpenter (1946)

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Karen Carpenter (1950 –1983)

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The Singles 1969-1973

Throughout the fall of 1972 and into 1973, the Carpenters were busy meeting concert demands around the world, and Richard had not found time to get back to the solitary work of songwriting. In January, when they came to the NBC studios to tape a Robert Young Special they were asked to perform a tune from Sesame Street with Arte Johnson, Sandy Duncan, Robert Young, and a children's group. On the set, everyone from the cameramen to the producer was swept up in the sing-along quality of Sing. After several days of rehearsal, Karen and Richard felt the song was strong enough to be released as a single. The Carpenters' version, which Richard was arranging right at the TV studio, features The Jimmy Joyce Children's Choir. Richard and Karen have also had fun preforming this song in concerts throughout the country with children's choirs recruited from each city they visit. Short of that mythical talking dog, nothing was guaranteed to be more of a million-seller than Sing, which became their seventh gold single.

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Richard and Karen

More to view:

http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/Album_PianistArrangerComposerConductor.htm

 



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No Superstitious People Here ... April 13, 2007 8:02 PM

It must be "Thank God It's Friday!" and Friday-the-13th doesn't matter here. There a lot of people celebrating today ... whatever the case!!!  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  April 13, 2007 7:51 PM

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anonymous 10 Things You Should Never Buy Again April 10, 2007 2:29 AM

10 Things You Should Never Buy Again

1. Styrofoam cups
Styrofoam is forever. It's not biodegradable.
Alternative: Buy recyclable and compostable paper cups.
Best option:  Invest in some reusable mugs that you can take with you.

2. Paper towels
Paper towels waste forest resources, landfill space, and your money.
Alternative: When you do buy paper towels, look for recycled, non-bleached products. Search the National Green Pages for recycled paper products.
Best option: Buy dishtowels or rags to wash and reuse.

3. Bleached coffee filters
Dioxins, chemicals formed during the chlorine bleaching process, contaminate groundwater and air and are linked to cancer in humans and animals.
Alternative: Look for unbleached paper filters.
Best Option:  Use reusable filters such as washable cloth filters.

4. Overpackaged foods and other products
Excess packaging wastes resources and costs you much more. Around thirty three percent of trash in the average American household comes from packaging.
Alternative: Buy products with minimal or reusable packaging.
Best Option: Buy in bulk and use your own containers when shopping.

5. Teak and mahogany
Every year, 27 million acres of tropical rainforest (an area the size of Ohio) are destroyed. Rainforests cover 6% of Earth’s surface and are home to over half of the world’s wild plant, animal, and insect species. The Amazon rainforest produces 40 percent of the world’s oxygen.
Alternative: Look for Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.

Best Option:
Reuse wood, and buy furniture and other products made from used or salvaged wood.

Learn how to become WoodWise at home and in your office »

6.Chemical pesticides and herbicides
American households use 80 million pounds of pesticides each year. The EPA found at least one pesticide in almost every water and fish sample from streams and in more than one-half of shallow wells sampled in agricultural and urban areas. These chemicals pose threats to animals and people, especially children.
Alternatives: Buy organic pest controllers such as diatomaceous earth.
Best Option: Plant native plants and practice integrated pest management. Plant flowers and herbs that act as natural pesticides.

7. Conventional household cleaners 
Household products can contain hazardous ingredients such as organic solvents and petroleum-based chemicals that can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your indoor environment, positing a particular danger for children. The average American household has three to ten of hazardous matter in the home.
Alternative: Look for nontoxic, vegetable-based, biodegradeable cleaners. 
Best Option: Try making your own green cleaner using vinegar, water, and castile soap. 

Find safe, green cleaners in the National Green Pages™»

8. Higher octane gas than you need
Only one car in ten manufactured since 1982 requires high-octane gasoline. High-octane gas releases more hazardous pollutants into the air, and may be bad for your car.
Alternative: Buy the lowest-octane gas your car requires as listed in your owner's manual
Best option: Make your next car purchase a hybrid.  Or ditch the car and take public transportation, ride a bike, or walk.

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anonymous Put A Little Love In Your Heart April 09, 2007 3:20 PM

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Jackie DeShannon, real name Sharon Lee Myers, (born August 21, 1944) is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period.
 
Sharon Myers adopted the name Jackie DeShannon, believed to be an Irish ancestor.

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Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see it's getting late
Oh please don't hesitate
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in you heart
If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Wait and see
Take a good look around
And if you're lookin' down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love in -
Put a little love in your heart...
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Music and words-Jimmy Holiday, Randy Meyers and Jackie DeShannon, 1969.
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anonymous Up From The Grave He Arose April 08, 2007 12:39 AM

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AFTER THE RESURRECTION

Matthew 28:5-7

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.  He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.
 
The story of Easter doesn’t end with Christ coming out of the tomb.  Instead, the  Gospels of  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all tell us of exciting events that occurred after the resurrection as Christ appeared unto His own.
 
In their sorrow and grief Mary Magdalene and the other ladies went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus with spices, but theywere filled with confusion and despair when they did not find His body there.  In that time and place of uncertainty Christ came to them with reassurance and comfort. 
 
That evening when the disciples sat in a locked room fearing those who might kill them because they had been followers of Jesus, He miraculously appeared to them and brought them peace and joy.  Eight days later Christ again appeared to accommodate unbelieving Thomas who had not been present on that evening.  With His very presence Jesus dispelled all doubt and Thomas believed.
 
On another day, two of  Christ’s disciples walked and talked on the way to Emmaus.  When their logic failed them Christ Himself came along beside them and explained from the Scriptures the mystery of His death and resurrection.
 
Several of the eleven disciples went back to fishing.  When their own self efforts couldn’t produce a catch, Jesus appeared on the shore and told them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat.  Their nets were filled.  Their needs were met.
 
Finally, Jesus gathered His disciples and instructed them to tell others what He had done in their lives.  He told them to preach and teach all nations.  And to equip and empower them, He gave them the promise of His ever-abiding presence.  Then He ascended into Heaven before their eyes.
 
In all of these instances, Christ knew exactly where His disciples were and He knew what they were facing.  Sorrow, grief, despair, confusion, fear, doubt, uncertainly, situations that don’t make sense, failed efforts . . . He understands them all.  His resurrection was their consolation and hope.  Let it be yours as well.
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Up from the Grave He Arose (Low in the Grave He Lay)
 
 
 Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Refrain:

Up from the grave He arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er His foes; 
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
and He lives forever, with His saints to reign. 
 He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

 (Refrain)

Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
(Refrain)

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior,
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!

(Refrain)

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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)


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anonymous World Health Day~April 7 April 07, 2007 1:32 AM

World Health Day

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 The World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nation's sponsors World Health Day each year. Annually, a different country is selected to host World Health Day events.

April 7th

Sponsored by United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Day focuses upon a different health theme each year. It is an international event to emphasize and work on important health issues or problems. Many countries around the world participate.

Major activities on world health Day focus upon, awareness, education programs, and fund raising activities to help with the health issue for the year. Countries also work on resolving problems related to the theme.

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anonymous Let's Celebrate The Day April 06, 2007 3:59 AM

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For The Beauty of The Earth~let us rejoice in the bounty she holds~

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Sound of Music

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/soundof.htm

My Day in the hills has come to an end
I know
A Star has come out, to tell me it's time
to go
But deep in the dark green shadows
Are voices that urge me to stay
So I stop and I wait and I listen
For one more sound, for one more lovely thing
that the hills might say

The hills are alive with the sound of music
The songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music

My heart wants to sing every song it hears
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
That rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like the chimes
That flies from a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips
And falls over stone on its way
To sing through the night
Like a lark who is learning to pray
I'll go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I'll sing once more

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Oscar Hammerstein II

1895 - 1960

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Richard Rodgers

1902 - 1979

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