“In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let’s not plant any other seed than seeds of compassion and love.”-– Rumi
“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.” – Carl Sagan – See more at: http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/environment-quotes.html#sthash.qPN6zExb.dpuf
“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.” – Barry Commoner
“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” ~Elwyn Brooks White, Essays of E.B. White, 1977
“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” – Stewart Udall
“Let us not depreciate the Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which is overflows.”“—Lucy Larcom
Today is Earth Day. As a person of faith I believe God is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. Scripture tells us we were formed from her and we return to her when we die. We were not given the earth to plunder and destroy but to care for and nurture.
This Earth Day think about how much of the earth’s precious resources you use. Think of ways you can reduce your consumption of water, electricity, gasoline and land.
What one positive step can you take this week to make a difference? Read my Squidoo lens Art and Craft Supplies from the Trash for ideas on how to reuse some of that paper and plastic packaging you bring into your home.
“Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.” – Ute Prayer