Earthiness /ur’thee-nis/ noun – A desire to do a little more to protect the planet, but maybe not so much as to be considered a radical environmentalist, just enough to make a difference (as long as it’s not too much trouble) through small and relatively easy acts of reducing one’s environmental impact and becoming more earth conscious (aka environmentalism for the masses).
Even everyday people like you and I can do a little something earthy to help protect the planet. That’s why I created the Earthiness Challenge — to pass along everyday easy ideas for living a slightly greener life. This project was originally published for Earth Day 2016, but it doesn’t matter if you join for Earth Day or any day of the year. Don’t worry — it’s easy and rewarding. So I invite you — no I challenge you — to join!
Join the “Earthiness Challenge”
There are two simple steps to joining the Earthiness Challenge.
1. Read these posts for 30 days and learn a little something new that you can do to protect the environment and reduce your footprint. Don’t know what a footprint is? That’s okay! You’ll learn if you read my blog. I’m not asking you to live off the grid or switch to family cloth (you’ll read about that too), I’m just asking you to read.
2. Share Everyday Earthiness with at least 5 other people. You can spread the word using social media, email, or even just word of mouth.
See? There’s little to it. If you learn just one little thing that you can do differently or better or less or more to help our planet, and I learn something, and your neighbor learns something, and so on, together we can make a big impact.
Here are links to all 30 postings in the Earthiness Challenge. You can read them one at a time for 30 days or all at once. You can read them in order or start with the topics you care the most about. It’s up to you! Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to spread the earthiness!
Day 22 (Earth Day): Nature Makes Us Happy (and 12 Other Scientifically Proven Benefits of Nature On Our Health and Wellbeing)
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