Deanna Littell's Charm School


In Editor's Desk on April 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Earth Day started as a charming idea presented to President Kennedy in 1962. Founder, Gaylord Nelson thought to wake up the nation to the state of the environment by persuading President Kennedy to go on a National Conservation Tour. It was the germ of the idea that became Earth Day, 7 years later with a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment in the spring of 1970. On April 22 we will celebrate the 40th anniversary! Don’t just think it’s a “charming” idea. It’s a necessity. Our children are showing us the way. Recycle, replant, renew. Join a committee. Become an expert on plastic. People will be “charmed.”
On Earth Day, Christie’s will host an inaugural “Green Auction” in conjunction with a brigade of designers, artists & fashion folk (lunch with Vera Wang anyone?? or a photo collage by David LaChapelle??). Proceeds will benefit four nonprofits: Oceana, Conservation International, The Central Park Conservancy & National Resources Defense Council. Every eco-minded celeb will be there. This is more than a charming idea. It’s an idea who’s time has come.

The instant spring has given us blooms everywhere and fashion has given us wonderful florals of all sizes, just in time for Earth Day!





See you next month! And don’t forget to check my website,


P.S. Charm School Reading Assignment

Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

By David Attenborough

The Original Whole Earth Catalogue-from 1968-this started a movement-30th anniversary edition (1998) available if you search.

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