Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: The Earth Day Edition

Good day, my lovelies, and HAPPY EARTH DAY! I hope you can celebrate by marching today FOR SCIENCE or recycling or beautifying your neighborhood or hiking a beautiful trail or visiting a state park or contacting your local politicians or donating to an environmental cause or doing fun science experiments with your kids or drawing some birds or simply being mindful of our world. Please enjoy a break from being green with these Quickies!

Science March 2017 – a speech by that force of nature, Dr. Pamela Gay aka Star Stryder.

From the NYT: 22 green foods for Earth Day and Tips to reduce food waste.

D.C. March for Science: ‘The oceans are rising, and so are we’. “There is no Planet B.”

Illustrator Vladimir Stankovic creates blingy and beautiful fictional butterflies as illuminated gifs.

NASA releases amazing new photos of the world at night.

Illustrator extraordinaire Julia Rothman created Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World is a glorious love letter to curiosity and the magic of our world.

Infographic: The Ultimate Natural World Travel Bucket List.

A new comic for ya’ at Bird and Moon.

Many signs are going to the March for Science today and these are some of the best seen so far.

You’ll recognize some of the 24 of the Most Banned Books of All Time like “The Satanic Verses” and “Green Eggs and Ham” [I kid you not] but who knew “ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r” even existed.

I love challenging art but right now I need to see things like this. Maybe you do, too. Jin Xingye’s storybook illustrations of people communing with nature.

An oldie but a goodie. Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator.

Bonus Nuttiness: 10+ Over Dramatic Cats Who Deserve an Oscar. Actually, this is a long list.


One man’s quest…

Preserving One Square Inch of Silence

from the page

Gordon Hempton is on a personal quest to preserve silence in nature. The “sound-tracker” circles the globe recording vanishing sounds, including the most elusive one of all: silence. In 2005, Hempton resolved to find the quietest place in Washington’s Hoh rainforest, itself a haven of silence. According to Hempton, the area he found is precisely one square inch. But that little area of quiet—which holds incredible value for the Earth—is endangered. Now, Hempton is determined to protect it from noise pollution like overpassing jets, lest we lose one of our country’s last remaining silent places.


Featured image is a screenshot of a Google search on Earth Day art.



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