Happy Birthday, Charles

Today (February 12, 2009) is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Darwin teaches us to observe, to think critically about the world around us, and to find patterns.

I’ve got a series of projects that will go up on Etsy soon that are inspired by the works of Darwin and other naturalists but are a drastic shift from what I’ve been creating. Stay tuned for more about that.

An interesting project is Tom Barbalet’s I Am Darwin project in which individuals have uploaded videos telling what Darwin’s writings and research have meant to them.

Also, check out The Complete Works of Darwin Online.

Countdown to Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd this year. 71 days from this writing. I’ve started my countdown. I haven’t done anything special for Earth Day in a long time, but this year is going to be different. I don’t know what I’ll do yet. I used to clean up around my college’s campus with my fraternity. There’s lots of green space on the campus that gets trashed by students. But I’m not sure what to do this year. Cleaning up litter? Planting trees? Something else?

What are your plans? Any ideas for what I could do to help the planet this year?

Check out the Earth Day Network at EarthDay.net