Embracing Mother Earth
Solutions and inspiration lie in awareness
Save Our Happy Place is a climate action newsletter dedicated to making it easy for you to help protect the places you love from climate change, written by Lindsay Nunez. Read on for simple yet effective climate actions, and sustainable + eco-friendly lifestyle tips.
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Happy Earth Week, Sunshine! With actions, protests, donation drives, and marketing campaigns abound, we here at Save Our Happy Place invite you to slow it down, block out the noise, and reflect on your relationship with Mother Nature. Earth Day is most likely not your sole day of climate action. So let’s connect deeper and reflect on how far we’ve come. Taking these moments can rejuvenate your energy and stamina to keep fighting the good fighting.
One of the more beautiful indulgences of life here on Earth is the sheer level of biodiversity, unique ecosystems, abundant fauna, and flourishing flora. From what we know about other planets in our solar system, they’re quite monochrome. This Earth Day, I’m feeling incredibly fortunate to be living in a space and time so beautiful with so much biodiversity at a moment that we can still do something to save it.
There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, I recommend truly connecting to the Earth. Take time to enjoy her majesty and let that fuel your efforts to help protect her all year long. Reframing nature from an “it“ to a “her“, as a mother nature, as a living breathing entity, brings sacredness to our work in the climate space. In our awareness of the beauty and abundance this planet has to offer, we may just find ourselves inspired to take that next action.
Take a moment of personal reflection this Earth Day
For readers of this newsletter, Earth Day is likely not the only day you think about climate change and find ways to engage with the movement. Earth Day doesn’t have to denote a single day of action for those taking consistent action, but it can be a beautiful day and context to reflect. I invite you to journal or think over the following prompts with me this Earth Day. You might just be surprised with how far your climate journey has come this past year and how big of a part you have played, as well as brainstorm ideas for more ways to get involved this coming year:
How have I spent time with Mother Earth this past year?
How can I make more time to spend in nature?
How have I been involved in the climate movement?
What areas of the climate movement speak to me?
How can I integrate more personal climate action into my life?
How can I engage more civically?
Make a plan that works for you to take another step towards our greener future.