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Anthropologist Margaret Mead and Earth Day

April 21, 2009

As the world is celebrating the Earth Day 2009, I thought anthropologists might be interested to read Margaret Mead statement in the Earth Day Ceremony in the United Nations on March 20, 1977, which you can find here


In addition you can read here Mead’s statement about the Earth Flag in which she is stating:

The Earth Flag is my symbol of the task before us all. Only in the last quarter of my life have we come to know what it means to be custodians of the future of the Earth – to know that unless we care, unless we check the rapacious exploitations of our Earth and protect it, we are endangering the future of our children and our children’s children. We did not know this before, except in little pieces. People knew that they had to take care of their own … but it was not until we saw the picture of the Earth, from the Moon, that we realized how small and how helpless this planet is – something that we must hold in our arms and care for.

Also, you can listen to a short audio of her speech regarding cherishing Earth here

Here where you can learn more about the history of Earth Day…

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