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Earth Day 2020: Remembering Nature’s Gifts

Earth Day 2020 is here, and with a global pandemic giving people more time on their hands than ever, there seems to be nothing to do but spend time in nature. Earth day is a time to contemplate the gift that earth gives us just by being. 

When we wake up in the morning, we should take a moment to reflect on how grateful we are to experience the sun pouring through the windows, because it lights and warms up the earth and allows roots to take hold and grow stronger. When we take our daily (or, nowadays, twice daily) walk, we should take that time to think carefully about how incredible and strong the trees are for withstanding the elements, and how perfectly the clouds puff along as the wind pushes them through the sky. This is how we can start to zoom out and see the earth as a whole.

Zooming out is perceiving the world from a new perspective and seeing the bigger picture. When we zoom out, we see the earth as a whole and all the little pieces that are interconnected. We then learn that as humans, we have the pleasure of being just a small speck in the midst of it all, with problems that mean nothing in the grand scheme of things.

This knowledge should not spark fear, but relief knowing that there is something much bigger out there, whether that is mother earth herself, the solar system, or a spiritual entity beyond our comprehension. We can celebrate this knowledge by working together to create a lasting impact on the planet.

Earth will be standing much longer than humans will, and the fact that she allows us to inhabit her is a privilege beyond comparison. Now is the time to take the necessary steps to make sure the oceans, land, and air are kept clean and habitable.

Most importantly, the theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action, which is the biggest threat to the future of humankind and the bio-systems that make the earth habitable. In order to make a lasting change, we must make sure our voices are unified, heard, and understood. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can make a difference.


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Alli is our office manager and writer who is passionate about connecting people through words. Alli studied English at Arizona State University, just recently moved to St. Pete and is enjoying paradise. Her interests include painting, history, and learning about other people.

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