Be inspired to make a difference as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
“One individual cannot possibly make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference—all the difference in the world!
Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist
Jane Goodall: To Children on the Environment
Happy 50th Earth Day Friends!
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.”
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Tonovige – Havasupai, 1907, photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper, 22 3/16 x 18 1/4 inches, Collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art. Gift of Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling.
Check out this great conversation between Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
“I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.”
Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum, Davos, 24 January 2019
From BBC Radio’s “Today”
Let Nature Be Your Medicine….
Look: Wolf Kahn, Toward Density, 1999, Pastel, 22 1/2 x 19 inches, Collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art. Gift of the artist and Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc.
Listen: Birdsong, West Sussex, UK
Healing inspiration as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Rachel Carson, catalyst for the modern environmental movement and author of “Silent Spring”.
Rachel Carson, CBS Report
Join us this week as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Each day this week will bring you stories and images where nature and art meet.
“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”
Cynthia Nelms-Byrne, Quiet Places, ca. 2009, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (framed), Collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art. Gift of Ed Deckert, in memory of Tom Gifford.