Why call ourselves Miomarmo?
Miomarmo is Italian for My Marble. And we think it rolls off the tongue nicely in English as well.
But there’s more to it. In 1972 the astronauts of the Apollo 17 — the last United States manned mission to the moon — snapped a now famous photo of Earth from their space capsule porthole. Cataloged by NASA as photo number AS17-148-22726, the photo became better known as “the big blue marble.” It is now recognized as the most reprinted photo of all time. There are many explanations for why the photo caught on, but we think the biggest reason mix of emotions and messages it conveys to every person of every culture and language. Purity, innocence, unity, vulnerability, hope and wonder. Look at the photo and you are inspired to believe that we do indeed live in a paradise. And it’s all yours and mine and ours. As a good citizen of Earth, you have the right to call it “My Marble.” Perhaps, above all, the image inspires a sense of everlasting stewardship. As one famous environmental activism poster of the 1970′s put it, “Take care of it. It’s the only one we’ve got.”
What’s going on at Miomarmo
In our humble way we lend our talent and energy to an as yet coalescing movement. We offer a forum for thoughtful dialogue on how to interpret current events, explore ways of developing earth friendly habits that fit your lifestyle, and find products and services that meet the highest standards of organic production, animal protection, and fair trade. Miomarmo is a guide for formulating and following your beliefs into practical habits of action.