Seems that darned Eyjafjallajökull volcano Jon Stewart supposedly renamed Kevin has stolen Earth Day’s glory. If there was any glory to be had that is. I just searched the 4 main Swedish news sites for Earth Day events in Sweden I didn’t find a one.
I did find several accounts of long sojourns home by [planes] trains and automobiles (plus boats). The oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico got some mention. Oh and of course the attack in Bangkok. There’s also some stuff about Princess Madeleine’s relationship with Jonas. (For those of you not up on the Swedish Royal Family and the current gossip–Madde is the hottie younger sister of the heir apparent, Victoria. Vickan is marrying Daniel the commoner gym dude and is having her big state wedding this June causing scandal among a number of Swedes disapproving of the new non-Swedish tradition introduction of the King walking his daughter down the aisle –you get all that? I can barely keep up.)
So back to Earth Day. It’s the 40th anniversary of the original Earth Day and the 20th of the rejuvenated popular hackey sack bash inaugurated in Central Park (among other places in the US). I was in Central Park with all of us youthful, save-the-world-please-pass-me-a-beer revelers that day in NYC. I remember reading the next day of the tons of trash left scattered in the park and the damage done to the green areas.
So 20/40 years on, Sweden couldn’t care less about Earth Day (or so it seems). But we are affected by that darn volcano.