Updated April 2022 

EARTH DAY 2022 – APRIL 22

INVEST IN OUR PLANET 

‘This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

‘For Earth Day 2022, 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…’-EARTHDAY.ORG

Our GCGI's vision and hope for the flourishing of the Earth Community in

these challenging times 

Defend the Sacred

Living Earth: Cooperation With All Beings 

‘All human activities, professions, programs, and institutions must henceforth be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore, or foster a mutually enhancing human/Earth relationship.’-Thomas Berry 

“Nature does nothing in vain.”- Aristotle

"We must all widen our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."- Albert Einstein

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead

Hopelessness or Eruption of Hope?

We can all fall in hopelessness and despair or we can ask of ourselves: How can we harness our creativity, ingenuity, insight and ability to cooperate and take actions in the interest of the common good,  recognising that we need to live more sustainably, fostering hope that indeed, yes, we can build a better world?

Is there any hope for a more sustainable world? Can we reimagine a way of living in which the nonhuman world matters also? How might we inspire hope and empower action for a sustainable and environmentally just world, with special concern for the most vulnerable members of the Earth community, or facilitate deeper understanding of human responsibility for care of our Sacred Earth?

In that spirit of ‘The Eruption of Hope’, here's a selection of related posting from the gcgi.info from the past years.

Eruption of Hope: Every Sunrise Brings us New Hope

 

Sunrise, a painting by Hope Bruens-fineartamerica.com

In this time of crisis on our beloved earth, it is my sincere hope that, these offerings will intimately connect us to the land with presence and reverence to heal and strengthen our hearts. We will learn from nature’s perennial wisdom teachings on change, inter-dependence, sustainability, regeneration and more.  Moreover, I hope, we will be able to explore the interconnection between our inner and outer landscape and experience how nature touches and evokes many beautiful qualities including hope, joy, peace, wonder and love.

EARTH DAY

Harmony arises when we seek Wisdom and Beauty...When we merge open heart...Stillness and space with sacred world...In sacredness arises HOPE...in hope arises the desire and imagination to build a better world...by touching the earth, combining our inner spiritual path with the goal of creating an environmentally sustainable and socially just human presence on this planet.

Desperately seeking Sophia: The Wisdom of Nature

Spiritual Ecology and 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life

Nature the Best Teacher: Re-Connecting the World’s Children with Nature

Biomimicry: Learning from Nature

In this troubled world let the beauty of nature and simple life be our greatest teachers

Sustainable Development Goals: Where is the Common Good?

Happy International Day of Forests 21 March 2018

Water is Life and a Global Common Good: The Privatisation and financialisation of Water is a Crime Against Humanity

A Reflection on Monet’s timeless harrowing pleas for humanity to build a better world

On the 250th Birthday of William Wordsworth Let Nature be our Wisest Teacher

Land As Our Teacher: Rhythms of Nature Ushering in a Better World

The IPCC Report- I Refuse to give up Hope: Earth Is A Mother that Never Dies

Do we love the world enough to look after it, to save it?

A Call to Parents and Grandparents to Protect and Save Mother Nature in the Interest of Their Children and Grandchildren

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and the Rise of COVID-19

Nature the Best Teacher: Re-Connecting the World’s Children with Nature

Detaching Nature from Economics is ‘Burning the Library of Life’

‘Nature and Me’: Realigning and Reconnecting with Mother Nature’s Wisdom- A Five Part Guide

Ten Love Letters to the Earth: “Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet”

We need to come together to stop the plunder of the commons

Water is Life and a Global Common Good: The Privatisation and financialisation of Water is a Crime Against Humanity

The New Economics of Being

By Forgetting Mother Nature- We have Now Ended Up with This unenviable World

The future that awaits the human venture: A Story from a Wise and Loving Teacher

The healing power of ‘Dawn’ at this time of coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus and the New Tapestry of Life: The time is now to rediscover our true selves

Are you physically and emotionally drained? I know of a good and cost-free solution!

 Nature is the model to teach business how to thrive

Rethinking Education at the Time of Coronavirus Crisis: The Time is Now to Explore the Benefits of Nature-Based Education in Our Teaching Models

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Tarn Reflection, Mt Taranaki/Egmont, Egmont National Park, NZ.-Dave Young, Creative Commons

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