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My 4 Top Earth Day Inspirations

My 4 Top Earth Day Inspirations

Earth Day is on April 22.  It’s a time for us to work together and focus on what this earth needs.

Being “Green Conscious” I go through my life and do my “green” bit daily, but my actions and thoughts about this have been influenced by many  other good people.

Reminder About Earth Day
March 21, 1970 was first day to celebrate the Earth. John McConnell (March 22, 1915 “ October 20, 2012), the founder and creator of Earth Day, got it passed in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.

Four activist inspirations are listed below. The first one involves YOU!  The others activists who strive to make our earth a better one.

1.  The Care2 Community

As the host of the Healthy Living Network I have met and become friends with many inspiring people; we work together making every day earth day! We have learned so much from each other.

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb

 

2.  Chinmaya Dunster: World Green Activist

Chinmaya Dunster, a world famous musician, writes about The Food Production Crisis.

Your food: you just go to the supermarket and pick it up, right? Maybe you have to be careful with your budget so you have to forego a few items you’d otherwise love to buy. Or maybe you’re concerned about what’s healthy or ethical, so you take care in choosing products: free range eggs, as few additives as possible?

But food is just there isn’t it?  Most of us take it for granted that it will always be there.

In fact food producers worldwide are facing a perfect storm of combinations that means that you shouldn’t be taking tomorrow’s food supply for granted at all.”

What we are doing to this earth is scary. Scary Facts About Food Security

Learn 5 Ways you can help with the food crisis: Food Production Crisis¯

3. Paul Jimerson – Green Ocean Activist

Paul Jimerson is passionate about taking care of the beloved ocean. He’s alarmed at seeing a Plastic Ocean growing.

One of the greatest threats to the health of the Ocean is plastic. Every week, there is more and more evidence about the toxicity of plastic . Not just BPA, but many other compounds as well. Plastic is petroleum-based, and we are still learning about its harmful effects. We are turning our magnificent Ocean into a toxic sewer of plastic and other trash.

According the National Geographic News, some of the toxins introduced into the Ocean ecosystem are Bisphenol-A (BPA), styrene trimer (a polystyrene by-product) and other derivatives of polystyrene.”

If you care about life on the planet, you must become an activist, in whatever way you are able to, and educate yourself and those around you about this horrific problem.

What can you do about plastic in the ocean (even if you are a landlubber)? For a list go to the original article: Plastic Ocean.

 

4.  Carla Janzen:  Green Home Activist

My dear Edmonton friend Carla Janzen whom I am in a Master Mind group with is a green household activist. She says Stop The Environment Guilt!

It seems there’s so much to do and how can we help our earth from starving to death?  There is no point living in guilt.

You don’t have to change your whole way of living to make a big impact. You may already know you can use simple solutions like vinegar and water. I’d like to share state of the art¯ science solutions that are easy and save you money. First let’s look at why it’s important to make these simple changes.”

There are thousands of chemicals in home cleaning products we use today.

Every day the United States produces or imports 42 billion pounds of chemicals, with 90 percent procured from non-renewable fossil fuels. This is the equivalent of 623,000 gasoline tanker trucks each carrying 8,000 gallons.

My Challenge To You: to somehow share your passion about the earth with someone else this week.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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3:00PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

I am being as green as my lifestyle allows on a very torturous budget.

2:51AM PDT on May 13, 2014

thank you

2:45AM PDT on May 13, 2014

Well past Earth Day but with spring upon us it is a perfect time to praise and love Mother Earth

10:19AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

Thanks for the post.

8:08PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Thank you!

8:07PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Thank you!

2:34AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Thank you :)

3:36PM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Thanks for sharing

9:44AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Thank you

7:27PM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

My Care2 friends give me hope, as do my children, who are continuing to live a sustainable lifestyle -- recycling and eating quality foods, even though it takes more effort and their friends rib them for it.

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