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So excited for #ourearth  and #earthday2013  This week!

This Earth Day, we're taking inspiration from nature's engineers—from remora to bears—to see how they can teach us to treat the environment better. On our website, alongside beautiful photos from National Geographic, you can learn more about the ingenuity of the natural world and some simple actions you can take to care for the environment:

Of course, we also have a doodle for Earth Day. Visit to interact with the doodle and see how the seasons, weather and wildlife are all connected. 

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Earth Day is almost here!

Tune in for an awesome hangout series hosted by +National Geographic . 

Join me and and other G-plussers by sharing the #ourearth  tag next week for Earth Day!

#ourearth   #earthday2013   #earthday   #mothernature   #environment  
Chasing deadly storms, studying life on the Great Barrier Reef, monitoring Earth from the sky. 

Technology allows explorers to go to new extremes and discover more about our world. 

National Geographic is bringing together leaders that use the newest technology to explore and conserve our Earth. Join us for a live Hangout on Earth Day, April 22 at 12 p.m. ET (5 p.m. UTC, April 23 at 2 a.m. AEST) to celebrate innovation in exploration.

We'll be joined by National Geographic Explorer and Severe-Storms Researcher +Tim Samaras, +NASA's Operation IceBridge Project Manager Christy Hansen, and +Catlin Seaview Survey's Marine Biologist Richard Fitzpatrick.

What do you want to ask them? Post your questions below using #OurEarth or upload them to YouTube. You may even be invited to ask your questions live.

We're continuing to celebrate Earth Day with a week's worth of Hangouts with experts, communities—and some more National Geographic explorers. Here's what's scheduled for the rest of the #OurEarth series:

Join experts from the Water community and +WHOLE WORLD Water as well as National Geographic Explorer Sanda Postel to discuss what can be done about the global water crisis on Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. ET ( 7 p.m. UTC).

Can we learn from Nature's Engineers? National Geographic Explorer Amy Dickman, experts from +Zoo Atlanta, and Director of Herpetological Research Joe Mendelson will join the Hangout to discuss their favorite Engineers of Nature on Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m. ET (9 p.m. UTC).  

How can you make a global difference by recycling? Join +Earth911, +Mother Nature Network, and community Reduce, Reuse, Recycle on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. UTC).

The last Hangout in the #OurEarth series brings together experts from +The TerraMar Project to discuss ocean conservation on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. UTC).

Want to ask any of the explorers a question? Post comments on Google+ with #OurEarth.

Find out more about the #OurEarth Hangout series:

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Best Doors Cover I have EVER HEARD.

Way to go Jimmy Fallon.

#music   #thedoors   #cover  

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Because I'm being THAT guy right now.

This was shot for a music promo in Sacramento, CA.

Intense, EH?

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Today Is #worldwaterday  and I pledge to...

Do whatever it is that I can to raise awareness for this crisis. With over 780 million families around the world without access to clean water, the call to action needs to start now.

What am I doing? I'm carrying around a bottle of dirty water with me all day. Wherever I go. People sometimes need to see it to believe it. I'm taking my stance, and I'm starting now! 

Join me and share a picture of yourself with your dirty water today for #worldwaterday  

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I pledge to do my part...

There are 780 Million people without access to clean water and sanitation. This the world's largest health crisis.

Tomorrow is World Water Day.

Tomorrow, join me and hundreds of other Gplussers as we carrying a dirty jug of water with us at all times tomorrow to pledge our advocacy. 

Post a Picture of your dirty water and upload with the hashtag #worldwaterday2013  to raise awareness for this terrible crisis.

Did clean water come out of your tap today?

Can you imagine not having clean water? Not to drink, not to shower, not to do laundry.

This is the daily reality for one in six people worldwide who don't have access to clean water.

Every 20 seconds a child dies as the result of poor sanitation.

You are reading this and thinking, but what can I do about it? 

You can help spread the word, give your time, donate money, and volunteer some of your time.

Wait, you want me to give money? Only give if you are able. Your time and effort is JUST as valuable. The more people who know, the more people who can help.  

Where can I find more information? What organizations are taking donations of money & time?

Pssssst, right here:

And don’t forget the Hangout on Air hosted by +Google for Nonprofits on Friday, March 22nd – World Water Day:

Donate your +1 to this post to show you care.  Share this post to help spread the word. Shouldn’t everyone on our planet have access to clean water? 

#WorldWaterDay2013   #WorldWaterDay13   #WorldWaterDay  

Word of Mouth circle of awesome engagers, movers & shakers notified. You are all amazing Google+ ambassadors!

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Days a the park

My favorite part about living in San Francisco is being able to spend an entire day at a park... And being totally okay with it.

#sanfrancisco #parks #nature 

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Drum Session From Last Night

Got some huge tones from this kit! DW drums just capture so well. Lots of punch and texture.  

#recording   #drums   #music   #rock  

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My business cards came in just in time for #sxsw2013 !!!

Jazzed with the way they turned out, and can't wait to network with other bands and engineers! 

Here's to another year of #recording , #engineering , #production , and #music !
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