Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change.
How can you get involved? Attend an Earth Day event in your community, start doing something to lower your carbon footprint, and take a photo of yourself being part of the solution and upload it to The Face of Climate Change Wall.
More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2013—the 43rd anniversary of the annual day of action on the environment. I am glad awareness to mother earth is recognized on this day, but everyday should be earth day. Our earth has been abused, littered, polluted, resources exhausted and overall taken for granted. (See a map of global warming effects.) Is global warming a natural cycle? Or is global warming affected by human influence? What does science say? Both are true. Mother Earth also goes through her natural climate cycles.
Different cities hold their own celebrations on different days throughout April. I live in San Diego. Earth Day is celebrated in beautiful Balboa Park, down the street from the San Diego Zoo. The 24th annual EarthFair is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world on April 21. With around 70,000 visitors and more than 400 volunteers, the event features exhibitors, a food pavilion, kids area, live entertainment, parade, art show and a “clean” car concourse.
Everyone can honor mother earth, something as simple as picking up your trash or recycling. Give thanks for your garden, neighborhood parks, or the tree in your front yard; the ocean, lake or river and all life within. Yesterday I picked white sage from a friends ranch and I asked the sage plant for permission before picking. I do not use scissors, but simply snap a piece of the plant, if it did not break, I did not take that piece of sage. Give thanks for everything that is taken from mother earth. Respect the earth and all living things that she provides!
Earth Day’s history is rooted in 1960s activism.
Despite the anger, green issues were absent from the U.S. political agenda, which frustrated U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, whose campaigns for the environment through much of the 1960s had fallen flat. In 1969 Nelson hit on the idea of an environmental protest modeled after anti-Vietnam War demonstrations called teach-ins. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. The original Earth Day was attended by about 20 million Americans. The Earth Day movement went global in 1990 and is now celebrated in almost 200 countries across the globe. April 22 was officially designated as the international Earth Day by the United Nations in 2009.
Introduction to Paneurhythmy
Paneurhythmy was created by a master spiritual teacher, Peter Deunov who lived in Bulgaria from 1920′s-44 when he passed. Each movement (hands/arms/feet) have meanings and the energy that is created while moving through the 28 movements is awesome. It’s a great way to create community gathering for harmony and peace. It honours our Mother Earth and our deep connection to all life.
- Happy Earth Day – Harley-Davidson Style (vtwinlife.com)
- Happy Earth Day to You (lynnerevettebutler.com)
- Dancing with the Earth (http://janebooth.wordpress.com)