People around the world are celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd. From the official Earth Day website www.earthday.org, we read: We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.
And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day – April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand. This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.
If you are looking for more inspiration, check this out: in a recent newsletter from The Shift Network, Stephen Dinan wrote,
“The Earth is one thing that unites us all. She is our body, our breath, and our home. She ought to be at the center of our worship and at the forefront of our decisions. Instead, humanity has taken her for granted, focused on our separateness, and lived out of ecological balance. In this way, we have created unprecedented global crises that threaten our survival.
This is why we created the Earth Day Summit, a free online summit on April 22 featuring over 20 leading thinkers and activists, including Starhawk, Chief Phil Lane Jr., David Crow, Vicki Robin, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Foster Gamble.”
Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.
See more at www.earthdayactivities2016.com