On this 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, may we hold the Earth delicately in our hands and reflect on how we may become better stewards of the Earth both individually and collectively.
There are many things you can do to celebrate Earth Day both locally and globally. Invite you to join me by finding at least one way you can celebrate. Here are some ways that you might want to celebrate:
- If you haven’t already, find a celebration in your area and join in on the fun.
- Or find a congregation local UU congregation that is celebrating Earth Day through Sunday worship service or other activities (there are currently over 125 listed).
- Support the 40/40/40 campaign to fight for environmental justice by reading an important message, sharing it with your friends, and making a donation to the Environmental Justice Fund.
- Use the UU Ministryfor Earth (UUMFE)’s Earth Day Resources.
- Work with the UU Service Committee (UUSC) on the Human Right to Water.
- Investigate Interfaith Power and Light’s (IPL) Earth Day resources.
- Check out the EarthSave video promoting a healthy diet.
- View President Barack Obama’s Earth Day message.
- Take the Clinton Foundation Climate Quiz and the Foundation will donate $2 on your behalf to the purchase of solar flashlights for people living in camps in Haiti.
- Join the Renewal LA Interfaith Event at St. John’s Cathedral on April 25th (I’ll be speaking as will UU Minister Rev. Hannah Petrie).
- Attend the Climate Change Rally on the National Mall in DC on April 25th.
- Watch the trailer for Food Inc. then consider watching the entire film or showing it in your community.
- Take the family to see Furry Vengeance in theaters on April 30th.
- Consider purchasing fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, and snacks from Equal Exchange.
Whatever you end up doing, I hope that you take some time to sit and reflect on the reverance of this beautiful planet.