Celebrating Earth Day

April 20th, 2009

GUEST POST by Marsha Collier, Ebay guru– author of 15 “For Dummies” Books about Ebay

With Earth Day approaching , I decided that this year I wouldn’t be left out.  Since I was at the very first Earth Day in Central Park, the day meant a lot to me (from what I can remember, since I was obviously so very young).).  I went to look for my commemorative T-shirt for the day, and couldn’t find it. (It had obviously dissolved– as  real antique T-shirts do).

But I did find a mint condition – never worn– 20th anniversary pink Earth Day T-shirt!  What a treasure! My daughter and I bought it in Washington DC during a trip in 1990. I folded it up and put it away.

Since all I want is my old, old t-shirt, this new (19 year old) pretender will never do. Darryle, I hope one of your green, earth friendly readers will see the value in this shirt.


(T-shirt, size Large)

Note:  Marsha and I went to high school together.  So I’m a little confused, Marsha, to hear you attended the first Earth Day.  1970?  How is that possible?    By my calculations, that would make both of us much older than we look or feel.  So if you really were at that first Earth Day event in Central Park, you must have been watching from your stroller.  LOL   And thank you for this “vintage” collector’s item!

IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY:   Please comment and tell one thing YOU do, or something you plan to do,  to help save our earth. 

 If you would like this item,  please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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  1. April 20th, 2009 at 22:58 | #1

    Nice post Marsha and Darryle!

    One thing I do to save our earth is to be invested in a sustainable abalone farm in Baja California. We raise the abalone on land next to a pristine ocean. We return the water we use back to the ocean perfectly clean. Abalone are vegetarians. Our headquarters are in Tarzana. Whenever we meet, I am struck by how much the people in our group really care about healthy oceans and, of course, our earth. http://www.aficmbi.com


  2. terri
    April 21st, 2009 at 16:33 | #2

    My daughter, 8, is in Brownie girl scouts, and tomorrow, earth day, her troop 60270 will be digging in the dirt and planting trees and seeds at a horse ranch.

    Our family recycles every day and offers items for free for others to reuse. We live among a forest, and have planted native vines and bushes in our yard and are tilling an old vegetable garden to get ready (a little late) for our own vegetable garden.


  3. Sandy
    April 22nd, 2009 at 08:52 | #3

    I’m a recycler from way back! When I had to take labels off of cans, crush them, sort everything and drive it to a recycling center at the Palo Alto Baylands. I’ve never stopped recycling and today nobody should have an excuse because the cities make it so easy! I also purchase less, use what I have longer and think about how everything I do might impact this planet. It is a lifestyle.


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