I learned something new this morning; Selma Rubin was the co-founder of Earth Day! Where were you on the very first Earth Day? I was 17 years old and my mom and I attended the first Earth Day celebration in NYC. I’m not quite sure who was there; Pete Seeger had to be there! I grew up seeing Pete many, many times, especially at the old South Street Seaport for free!
Selma Rubin was born today in 1915 and died last year. Click onto her name above and watch the short video. Likewise, make sure you click onto “first Earth Day…” above to see a short CBS news clip. I just read a great memoriam in the Santa Barbara Independent that tells all about this great lady’s life.
Mom is going on 90 now, but she truly introduced me to the good things in life from the time I was a baby: Civil Rights, Tolerance, Justice, Literature, Ecology, Education, Family, Compassion, Empathy, Music, Theatre, Film, Poetry, Food…I am very lucky that I have this time with mom and that she lives nearby.
As Earth Day approaches, think of little things that you could do to make a difference in someone’s life.