Earth Day

by Melissa, edited by Gitana

(22 April) Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes, was first held in 1970.  It is celebrated around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22 or for the whole week or all of April. Earth Day has been an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the earth and renew our commitment to building a safer, healthier and cleaner world for all of us.  Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Because of our commitment to Artemis and Ge (Gaia, Gaea), Hellenic worshipers will naturally want to become involved in both Earth Day activities and in on-going environment projects for the environment.  On this day at home, read the Orphic Hymn 26, to Earth (Ge) along with incense and an offering of seeds (but no beans or aromatics).  If you are in the habit of honoring Pan and the nymphs, this is another occasion where that would be appropriate.

Remember that every day is Earth Day.

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More hymns & prayers to Gaia (both modern & ancient) can be found here.