This past week marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We are all connected to earth. Earth can do without us but we cannot do without earth, nature, plants, animals and so on. No pollinators, no food.
I would like that we used our time wisely, and everyday give some thought to what we can do to be more sustainable. Everything we consume has a price. It may be easy to access by humans, however, our environment pays the cost in damaged eco-systems the eventually will harm all living creatures.
We can all lead a more sustainable life. What can we do without? Is there another way to live that will less impact on nature than or habitual ways. Because, yes, it’s all about habits, knowledge and finding the way to to it. Then we raise awareness around us.
It starts with one step, that leads to another and another. I believe every day is earth day.
Raising awareness with art
This year, the Harvard Office for Sustainability, featured two artists in their newsletter to announce Earth Day, David Buckley Borden, artist and designer, and myself.
Earth Day – how it started
Read the amazing story about how Denis Hayes, a 25-year-old student at Harvard Kennedy School in 1969 but dropped out after a semester to become a principal organizer of a grass-roots nonprofit that planned a nationwide rally on April 22, 1970, an event they would call Earth Day.
How Earth Day gave birth to environmental movement, The Harvard Gazette, 17 April 2020
Harvard acts on Earth Day, The Harvard Office for Sustainability newsletter, 21 April 2020
Earth Day 2020, Harvard Press, 23 April 2020
Top image: Leptonycteris nivalis. Tequila would not exist without it.