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June 5, 2015

Today we celebrate:

World Environment Day – The theme for this years celebration is “Seven Billion Dreams.  One Planet.  Consume with Care.”  This day is about balancing the needs of humanity with the capabilities of the economy and the limits of the environment.  We need to carefully manage our planet’s natural resources and stop the habit we humans have of using more of Earth’s resources that it can replenish in a timely manner.

Hot Air Balloon Day – On this day in 1783, (although some websites claim it happened on June 4th so I’m not sure which is correct) Joseph & Etienne Montgolfier conducted the first unmanned hot air balloon flight in France. According to this web site, the first passengers on this flight were a pig, duck and rooster. That must have been something to see.

National Gingerbread Day – Everything you cook today should involve gingerbread in some way. Gingerbread pancakes, gingerbread sandwiches, gingerbread meatloaf, maybe even gingerbread ice cream? And by the way, not everything gingerbread has to be shaped like a person or a house. Be creative, it might actually taste good.  Then again, it might not.

Apple II Day – On this day in 1977, the first Apple II (one of the first personal computers created), went on sale. It was created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and operated on BASIC programming, which I still remember a little of.  Now I feel old.  

National Doughnut Day – Celebrated on the first Friday of June, this day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to our soldiers during World War I. This day started as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army as they worked to help the large numbers of needy people during the Great Depression.

To celebrate today, get on your old Apple computer and find out what you can do to help the manage Earth’s natural resources.  Then make some gingerbread doughnuts to take with you on your hot air balloon ride because I don’t think they fly by any really tall snack bars if you get hungry.

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