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As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, I wanted to share some of my most favorite places on our beautiful Planet. As I relive the moments in which I took these photographs, I am reminded of the inner peace and communion I felt with our Earth as I visited each location.

Fifty years ago at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization conference held in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor our planet and bring global awareness to the importance of environmental protection. As of 2015, 195 nations around the world observe Earth Day and many put forth co-organized events to promote eco-activism. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020 Earth Day is being organized online in a virtual setting. Participants can register for virtual events learn more about daily actions that can minimize humanity’s impact on the environment.

Since its creation, Earth Day has shifted from the beginning of the Vernal Equinox of March 20th, to April 22nd. To better maximize participation among the environmentally-oriented college student population, events now take place after collegiate Spring Break and mid-semester exams.

As we observe this environmental movement I hope that we can all be mindful that even though we are separated during stay at home orders, we can all still do our part to care for our planet. Making adjustments in our daily resource usage, using environmentally-safe materials and monitoring waste are all things we can do on a daily basis to positively impact our planet.

Learn more about the mission of Earth Day: https://www.earthday.org/

Lost Valley in Ponca, Arkansas

Lost Valley in Ponca, Arkansas

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

On the way to Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, Colorado

On the way to Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Sunset in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Sunset in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earth Day Baja California Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Baja California Peninsula in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Earth Day Nighttime on Sanibel Island, Florida

Nighttime on Sanibel Island, Florida

Earth Day A Foggy Morning at Garden of the Gods, Colorado

A Foggy Morning at Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Tennessee Valley Beach in Mill Valley, California

Tennessee Valley Beach in Mill Valley, California

Earth Day Muir Woods in Mill Valley, California

Muir Woods in Mill Valley, California

Earth Day Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

Land's End in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Earth Day Foliage of Sanibel Island, Florida

Foliage of Sanibel Island, Florida

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