Save The Whales: Baby Beluga is the Peace Song for 4/22/2012

August 2012 update: The whale that inspired Raffi’s song has died at age 46. Story at The Examiner: here.

Baby Beluga, by Raffi, is the Peace Song of the Day for April 22nd — Earth Day 2012.

Since The Duke and Duchess of Peace have lived, worked, and played with environmentalists for so long, we know that there are so many layers, and so many issues for people who love the earth.* Though, it is sometimes fun to revel in the perceptions and stereotypes that others hold for you. So, in honor of all the folks like us who eat granola, hug trees, and try to save the whales, we chose this classic song for Earth Day 2012!

The song Baby Beluga reminds me of the peace and joy that being in touch with nature can bring. The more time folks spend in nature, the less they are apt too be bored, stressed, tired, or violent. Listening to whale song music is one way to get in touch with the harmony of Mother Earth.

When the Pleiades and the wind in the grass are no longer a part of the human spirit, a part of very flesh and bone, man becomes, as it were, a kind of cosmic outlaw, having neither the completeness and integrity of the animal nor the birthright of a true humanity.
~ Henry Beston

Excerpt from Raffi’s Baby Beluga lyrics:

Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free…


*List of some issues for people who love the earth:

– War is the worst environmental disaster.
Movie: Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint
Article from Sierra Club of Canada: The Environmental Consequences of War

– Moving towards a plant-based diet (including vegetarianism, veganism, or eating less read meat) helps prevent Climate Change.

– Think “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” before you purchase. Understanding that to re-use something is BETTER than just throwing it into the recycle bin.

– Land conservation preserves a healthy economy.

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