From the 50th Earth Day to the 1st Earth YEAR
I wondered what is really Earth Day about? What is it’s aim? Luckily, internet gives us all:) According to National Ocean Service, Earth Day is dedicated for a healthier Planet.
While writing this post, the FB message caught my attention. The lady just shared her drawing -make every day-Earth DAY-. The same topic is going around the Planet, through our hearts and our activity.
Earth day (officially April 22nd) is a day to start or continue implementation of a couple of principles for co-living and protection of Earth (1) :
|Reduce, reuse, and recycle||cut down on what you throw away|
|Volunteer||volunteer for cleanups in your community|
|Educate||help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources|
|Conserve water||the less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean|
|Choose sustainable||make smart seafood choices|
|Shop wisely||buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag|
|Use long-lasting light bulbs||use energy efficient light bulbs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions|
|Plant a tree||trees provide food and oxygen|
|Don’t send chemicals into our waterways||choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office|
|Bike more||drive less|
What if now it is a time to start (or continue) co-living with Earth, with Mother Nature, in mutual harmony and comfort each day of the 2020 year? What about that?
These days Nature is recovering, Nature is reborning. Clams are dancing on a beach shore, deers are playing joyfully at the outskirts, turtles are nesting close to the Oceans, dolphins and jellyfishes discovering new ranges with clean waters, birds are flying into ecstasy, manoeuvring in the sky as the true pilots of air. Recently millions of these living creatures on the Planet have got the signal: “Lock-down is over for you, remove you fear masks and enter your real home – Nature’s vast“.
These days many of us, humans, have reborn, recovered, renewed mentally, spiritually and physically at our true homes, homes which we have built or found for ourselves as a safe shelter.
Every creature on this Planet is finally at their true homes. What if to be polite, and welcomed guest when entering homes of other living creatures? What if to guide and choose consciously the way we, humans, live? What if to implement honestly the laws of co-living with Nature? Each day, each moment of choice…
(1) Protection Our Planet Starts with You, National Ocean Service, https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/earthday.html
Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com