Have you had a lovely Easter holiday? The sun shining, the birds singing, the nature waking up and blossoming! Isn’t is just amazing? However, with our individual care and focus it may not stay like this for the future generations… Scary but true. I always feel positive when people of good hearts link together they can do amazing things.
The person behind the beginning of Earth Day
In September 1969, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin worked to bring national awareness of environmental issues. He called for Americans to come together the following spring for a day dedicated to environmental education. His idea was met with great enthusiasm. It has been speculated that spring was chosen for the event to coincide with spring break in schools and universities so that students could participate fully.1
Demonstrations in the street for better environment
On April 22, 1970, Americans marched and demonstrated in the streets for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive rallies across the US. It was estimated 20 million people, from 10,000 elementary and high schools, 2,000 colleges, and over 1,000 communities participated that day.2 Earth Day was born and has taken place every year since.
Earth Day celebrated around the world
By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe, mobilizing more than 200 million people. This paved the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. After 10 years, Earth Day 2000 focused on climate change and clean energy. Approximately 5,000 environmental groups and 184 countries participated, reaching hundreds of millions of people.3
The theme of Earth Day this year
The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” The goal is to “redirect attention to create a 21st century economy that brings back the healing and health of our planet, to protect all of our species, including our own and to provide opportunities for everyone on the planet.” 4
The goal of Earth Day
The goal is also “to engage one billion people, including governments, institutions and people, to act individually and together.”5
Everyone all in
Devoted to the planning, organizing and coordinating of events annually, earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. For Earth Day 2022, they state, “We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. Everyone fears change but now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods—together, we must Invest in Our Planet.”6
Adjustment of our lifestyle
We can all invest in our planet by adjusting our lifestyles. Check earthday.org for ways to participate—you can join local cleanup crews that are part of The Great Global Cleanup®, a worldwide campaign to remove billions of pieces of trash from neighborhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, trails, and parks—or plant a tree through the Canopy Project. Every little bit counts. It can be as simple as brushing your teeth without keeping the faucet running, taking shorter showers, eating less meat, taking up plogging or shopping with reusable bags. In its lifetime, one reusable bag can prevent the use of 600 plastic bags.7
Eliminate using plastic bottles
Having a good quality water filter and reusing your portable bottle is another way. PiMag® products not only help filter out bacteria, alkalize, remineralize and energise water but also help eliminate the use of plastic water bottles, which produce tons of trash to pollute both land and ocean. You will benefit personally as well as be part of the environmental solution that planet Earth needs.
What would you like to do for the earth this spring?
I’ve decided to sponsor a centenary oak after our visit to the Furzey Gardens in the New Forest. They are celebrating 100 years this year and during this year they are planting 100 new oak saplings to enhance the garden for the next 100 years. How I found the money? Well, money is always looking for place to go. I put on the market a buggy my little one grew out of so the money will go towards this. If this idea appeals to you feel free to visit www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/centenaryOaks You also find other way to contribute according to your budget.
Further Online Education With Gaia
Find interesting video about heart health on this independent channel. Skin is hugely effected by your diet. So let me share some tips how to can cleanse and brush your skin and what gluten does to your skin when consumed.
Earth Day Flow – Vinyasa yoga 10 min
Health for free – 1 hr 18 min
Earth Breathing – short power meditation with Sally Kempton
Earth’s relation to the cosmos – you can watch when you become a member of Gaia
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