In Scandinavia, the Feast of Juul was observed in honor of the god Thor. Fires were lit to symbolize the warmth of the returning sun. Ancient Incas honored the sun god with a special festival during winter solstice.
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Further, separating wants from needs will help save the Earth. How badly does one need an indoor flameless marshmallow roaster for $69.95, heated outdoor cat bowls ($49.95), or an automatic flameless LED candle ($39.95) from Hammacher Schlemmer? more »
There are programmable thermostats, motion detectors that turn off after someone leaves a room, dimmers, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, Energy Star-rated refrigerators and air conditioners, and old-fashioned ceiling fans, to name a few. more »
“Teachers don’t get much, if any, developmental training about environment and environment education.” “I am impressed with the diversity and enthusiasm of the people I have met here. All seem to be working on air, land and water issues.” more »
In addition to the Sierra Club, other organizations opposing the hunt, including the Tennessee Ornithological Society and the National Audubon Society, cite a recent study revealed that 62 percent of Tennesseans oppose the hunting of cranes. more »