Earth Day Gifts / February 24, 2019 / Cindy Navarro
In 1962 marine biologist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. The book talked about the commonly used toxic pesticides used in agriculture and daily life. The title referred to the consequences of the devastating pesticides: a world without birds. Surprisingly Silent Spring became a hit. Americans cared and they wanted the facts. In 1968 the world saw the entire Earth for the first time. Apollo astronauts photographed the planet on their flight home from the moon. The Earth looked beautiful with its swirls of blues and whites. The photo provided a startling awareness: people saw Earth as vulnerable and needing human care.
Both events were birthed in 1969 with grassroots efforts a focus on environmental awareness and celebration of Earth. Events to Leading to Earth Day Prior to 1970 conservatism was an idea held by a minority of people. The notion that natural resources would become devastated to the point of extinction did not enter our collective thought. Pollution from our buildings cars and behavior was a normal industry by-product. The idea of being the world s steward was lumped in a mindset of a hippie thing and not understood by mainstream America. Two previous events tilted our environmental awareness: a book and a picture.
There are so many kinds of organic snacks that are available in the market that you can include in your Earth Day themed gift tins. Is your life chaotic cluttered or unpredictable? Earth Day on April 22nd is the perfect mile marker for getting organized. Among the five Chinese Elements - also known as five phases or dynamics - earth is the most grounding and stabilizing. The feng shui bagua our symbolic map of life issues devotes three sectors or trigrams to the earth element. In this triad within the nine sectors of the bagua one pertains to wisdom and knowledge another to relationships and the matriarch of the family and the third and most relevant is the center section for health. On earth day we are concerned with the health of our planet. Getting squared away means to take care and get things in order.