“I thought at one point, if you could be up in heaven,
this is how you would see the planet.
And then I dwelled on that and said, no, it’s more beautiful than that.
This is what heaven must look like. I think of our planet as a paradise.
We are very lucky to be here.”

– Mike Massimino,
NASA Astronaut

“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic.”

– Aleksei Leonov, Cosmonaut,
First Human to Conduct Extra-Vehicular Activity

“As we got further and further away, it [the Earth] diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine.
That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man.”

– James B. Irwin,
Astronaut, Apollo Program

Air is held to the Earth’s surface by gravity. Although the air layer around the Earth is a bit over 60 miles deep, enough air to be breathable is under 1​0,000 feet.

The Demonstration Succulent/Native Plant Garden is meant as a suggestion to substitute lawns and other water-thirsty landscaping.

Graph from Interfaith Power and light depicting CO2 concentrations vs warming over millennia depicting a strong correlation with earth temp.

Interfaith Power and Light.