Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. I invite us all to take a moment to pause and reflect. To remind ourselves that we belong to this planet and not the other way around. It is an important distinction.

The verb to belong has two simple definitions:

  • To belong – be the property of…
  • To belong – be included in…

In belonging to this planet we recognise that we are part of it, and all the intertwined, mind bogglingly complex living systems that make up the whole.

Google Earth recently released a set of time-lapse images which provide a stark reminder of the pace with which our planet (our home) is changing.

I am grateful to all those around the world who are committed to finding ways to live better within the limits of our planet. For all your actions thank you; you bring me hope.

The one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come.

Greta Thunberg

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