Earth Day 2018 Theme: End Plastic Pollution
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Make a commitment to take action to End Plastic Pollution
on Earth Day and beyond!
Humanity is part of a vast, evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique Community of Life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern for all peoples, the protection of Earth's vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust. The Earth Charter, Preamble
BLESSING: By Earth Be Blessed
May you know the embrace of Earth.
May she teach you the wisdom of time:
. the unfolding of spring
. the ripening of Summer
. the turning of Autumn
. the shedding of Winter.
May she teach you the wisdom of intimacy:
. seed embraced by warm, dark soil
. crevice traced by insistent stream
. raindrop clinging to new, soft leaf
. precious stones in hidden places.
May she teach you the wisdom of grace:
. flowers entwining fallen oak
. healing gifts of common “weeds”
. grain for bread, fruit for wind
. dancing stars through barren branches.
May you (know and) be known in Earth’s embrace.