Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Morning Earth

  • Forest Lake, MN
  • http://www.morning-earth.org

Mission Statement

Urban people, especially children,are orphaned from Earth. Morning Earth helps reconnect them with their birth mother. Morning Earth's mission is to help people experience, cherish, and protect the natural Earth, through the arts of photography and poetry and through education in ecology, using two primary means: Morning Earth Photo/Poems which celebrate nature, written daily by John Caddy, delivered daily to subscribers by email, and posted on www.morning-earth.org/ Website education in ecology in extensive graphic and text versions. www.morning-earth.org/

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mr John Caddy

EIN

20-1024675

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

1)Daily Photo/Poems which celebrate nature, written daily by John Caddy, delivered daily to over 1,000 free subscribers by email, and posted on www.morning-earth.org/ 2) Huge 400+page website includes ecology education in both graphic and text versions; thousands of poems in celebration of nature; Artist/Naturalist pages celebrating artists whose primary source is nature; Kids' poems; Earth-based writing by Morning Earth subscribers.

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Morning Earth

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Principal Officer

Mr John Caddy

BIO

Poet, naturalist and teacher, John Caddy has taught earth education since 1973, currently at Hamline University in St Paul, MN. He has published several poetry collections and won many awards, including the Los Angeles Time Book Prize. Over 25 years, John has been poet-in-residence in 750 schools.

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