24
Apr
09

Day 202 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Earth Day, Nova Scotia

World Earth Day

Unofficial Earth Day flag, by John McConnell: the Blue Marble on a blue field.

Earth Day, celebrated in the US on April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, which is often March 20, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969.

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A sunny beached whale bone hangs on a fence, an artifact and testamony of a day when whaling was a part of the local economy and way of life.

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Its not hard to find man’s footprint anywhere in the world now with 6 billion people on the planet. These images were taken in communities that I travelled between Yarmouth and Digby.

Fuel Spill at the wharf, one a many we spotted while in Nova Scotia

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Whales and fish get caught in discarded fishing nets.

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Garbage from the fishing industry was spotted on every beach i visited today.

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A Wood Pecker works away on a branch

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The Bay of Fundy has the worlds highest tides and is one of two places on earth that was names with year by the UN that will be hit hard with the ice caps melting and the raising of ocean levels.

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With Canadian geese being blamed the recent downing/ ditching of 747 in New York Cities Hudson river, these fellas better watch themselves while south of the border.

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Clamming is a way of life in Nova Scotia

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This clam digger has taken four buckets of clams this year and hopes to find a buyer for them to help pay the bills.

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Clams in the super market are 8 dollars a bag, why not head down to the beach and grab a bucket or two yourself?

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A wooden lawn chair breaks down and slow returns to earth.

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