I found this poem to commemorate the event.
In Tune With Mother Nature
If you listen for the songbirds
As they greet the summer sun,
And love the way the wind can make
The trees sings just for fun;
If you like to hear the ocean
As it drums upon the shore,
And imagine all the whales out there,
And hope they'll sing some more;
If you think of all the animals
As players in a band,
Each with a lovely tune to play,
All needed on the land;
And know that as a boy or girl
A woman or a man
You have a vital role to play
In Mother Nature's plan;
If you honor every living thing
As a part of nature's treasure
You're in tune with Mother Nature
So let's all sing her song together.
It's interesting to reflect on how far we've come since the first Earth Day. People used to scoff at things like Solar Panels and Wind Farms. Now we embrace them. More people are realizing what a precious gift our little blue planet is. There's lots more to do. Here's to you planet Earth.