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It's Earth Day, the 43 year old annual environmental awareness day, observed internationally. It's pretty amazing, really, that its founder, Gaylord Nelson, had the vision do something to  "activate individuals and organizations to strengthen the collective fight against man's exploitive relationship with the planet" back in 1970.

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Via Google

 

There's lots I'd like to say about it, but I'm busily working on the RSA's own project which we hope will go some way towards activating individuals to reconsider their part in our collective exploitation of the earth. So, for now, I'll just point you to a few of the links that have caught my eye.

You've probably checked out Google's Doodle, whether you intended to or not. There's some good musing about the Google Doodle and Google's commitment to environmental causes on the Guardian's environment blog. Also from the Guardian, a great selection of images from around the world. The Mirror's live updates from around the world include more great pictures.

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that Google's Doodle seems to be more of a news story than Earth Day itself, but it seems to be the case whether you look to sources in India, here or in the states.

And of course, #earthday is trending on Twitter, where you'll find everything from people letting us know it represents a good opportunity to walk around naked, displaying what looks like climate denial masked as cavalier humour, posting stunning time-lapse video to remind us of our planet's beauty, and the odd bit of Native American food for thought.

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