Today, on International Mother Earth Day, let’s gather with countless others around the world to honor our beautiful planet and ask ourselves how we might best serve her.
You could stop at noon, wherever you are, to Sing to the Trees.
You could add your “Act of Green” pledge to help Earth Day Network reach A Billion Acts of Green!
You could play James Well’s Earth Day Tarot Circle Game with a group of friends today.
You could spend some time in your garden, or in a favorite park or other place in nature, connecting with your special Place. And pick up some litter or do a little caretaking while you’re there.
You could sign up for the last week of the Sit Spot Challenge over at Kamana.org.
You could say a prayer from your heart, like this one (based on Dr Emoto’s prayer for the waters of the world):
We’re sorry, Earth.
Please forgive us, Earth.
We thank you, Earth.
We love you, Earth.
Update: Just had to add this wording from the United Nations Proclamation of International Mother Earth Day:
Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet. For instance, Bolivians call Mother Earth Pachamama andNicaraguans refer to her as Tonantzin.
The proclamation of 22 April as International Mother Earth Day is an acknowledgement that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.