Thinking Global on Earth Day
You might be surprised to know that Earth Day has been celebrated every year since 1970. Even more impressive are the billions of years earth itself has been around—most of that time without humanity wrecking its fragile atmosphere, teeming oceans, and lush forests.
At CoolSnowGlobes we’re globally minded (obviously), and many of our designs are inspired by the beauty and awesome wonder of nature. To honor all the people and organizations working to preserve and protect the environment on Earth Day and all days, here are some globes that we hope will inspire you to add your support to an earth-friendly cause.
This Big Blue Marble is our home, and it’s the only one we’ve got. So it behooves us to keep it habitable for as long as humanly possible. And at the Earth Day Network, every day is Earth Day, a chance to join a campaign to help restore forests, save endangered species, and to educate people on the truths about climate change.
Like the Japanese artist Hokusai’s renowned woodblock print, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” that inspired it, our Wave globe embodies both the ocean’s awesome power and how fragile it is, especially to the countless species that it is home to.
Among the threats to ocean life is pollution. It’s estimated that 1 million sea birds and more than 100,000 sea mammals are killed each year from plastic discarded in the oceans. The Ocean Cleanup Foundation is busy developing technology to clean up the world’s ocean plastic, and could “theoretically remove about half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 years.”
When we think of butterflies, the one that comes up first in our mind’s eye is the monarch. Our Monarch globe is a tribute to this iconic insect, an important pollinator that has, like its brethren the honey bee, become endangered in recent years. Learn more about why monarchs are in trouble and what you can do to help. If nothing else, plant more milkweed!
Climate change threatens the balance of life on the planet. We often observe that balance in the normal passage from season to season. But as every summer seems to get hotter and every winter shorter, the realities of climate change are that much more undeniable. Our set of Four Seasons globes are a testament to the vital importance of the earth’s cycles.