When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.—Aldo Leopold
Earth Day is celebrating its 45th birthday this Wednesday. Since 1970, there has been enormous environmental changes due to the first Earth Day's sweeping green awakening. In 1980, I was a national and D.C. Earth Day organizer. Today our world is in delicate balance. This Earth Day we need to be engage in our planet's life support systems - planting seeds of future prosperity.
Earth Day now has to happen everyday with clean-ups, educational activities, tree plantings, and other green acts. Each one of us can better our lives by honoring our Earth, seas, and skies.
Everyday we can deepen our connection with the natural world, the cycles of life, and the rhythms of nature. This is greatest step toward higher self care.
Each day we can show our thanksgiving for our home, this planet. Increasing our gratitude gives us a richer life. Invoking daily appreciation for our earth promotes of individual joy. This also awakens us to how all things are interconnected. Such gratitude gives us insight that our survival is about the greater whole. And, this green awakening fosters increased life-affirming and life enhancing opportunities.
Simple green action are as simple as wisely conserving and doing more with less. The more efficient we use our resources the greater promotes ecological excellence. Establishing healthier relationship with our planet is a win/win enterprise benefiting all things. Everyday you can walk or bike. Any way we can better this planet directly betters yourself, and all aspects of your life.
45 years ago recycling was introduced into our vocabulary. Now we must follow the example of those chasing arrows. Give and you shall get. May you enjoy this day and every other one with a new prospects for this Earth. Everyday when you show greater love for your world you may celebrate planetary love returning back to you!