The Earth Cube is a motivational tool for supporting a healthy and sustainable planet. Its objective is to … Watch and Learn
How often have we said: “I will do that tomorrow?” and then, never do it? Start in each moment of each day to start to change the small things in our life for the better. Our world can no longer wait on our procrastination! Don’t look beyond your own living space to improve something. Act NOW!
Though it's not always apparent, everything on the planet is in relationship to everything else – the cities, the forests, the ocean, the air. Everything. When something happens to one, everyone and everything nearby are affected, for the good or for the bad. When something is unhealthy - a smoking factory, a contaminated stream, a strip-mined mountain - everything and everyone around it also suffers and our most vulnerable neighbors suffer the most. Look at how you are connected to the world around you. What can you do today to build a more positive connection?
The world is filled with all sorts of incredible things between its highest mountain peaks and its deepest valleys on the ocean floor. An immense variety - of people, animals, plants, insects, microbes, soils, rocks, rivers, lakes, waterfalls - is waiting to be encountered by us! With each encounter we are forever changed - a new awareness, an increased sense of wonder, a widening of the soul inspired by beauty, a humble respect for the power of nature. These discoveries lead us on a journey of engaging moments, meaningful activities, and purpose-driven living! What unique natural phenomenon can you experience today that allows you to see the world differently?
Each person, each thing, is present as a gift for the other. If the pine trees glisten in the sun – it’s a gift! If the brooks flow into glimmering falls – it’s a gift! If a new baby crawls on the ground – it’s a gift! When we begin to see that everything around us has something of value to offer us, a sense of appreciation and gratitude grows within us. From there, comes a deep reverence and respect for all that is, and a desire to preserve and protect it for future generations. How are you a gift for others around you and for the environment? Are there gifts that you don’t see?
Nothing speaks louder than positive actions to make the world a better place! Stopping to recycle our waste, re-using or re-purposing an old object, quickly turning off the shower, planting a community garden, eliminating the need for daily private transportation - all these are the ‘little things’ that bring about efficiency and sustainability in the environment. Every action during the day has a consequence! Don’t just ‘think’ about being pro-earth, make the move, and see the wonderful things that can result from it!
How are we going to live sustainably on this planet? By taking only what is necessary to live our lives in relationship with everything else. Like a tree that draws up only the water and nutrients needed to grow and bear fruit, we too need to separate our wants from our needs. Let’s minimize our negative impacts by maximizing our positive ones. Let these individual choices be the inspiration for collective change!