Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The movement began at the culmination of the US student protests and the renewed consciousness of the swinging sixties—the organizers hoped to educate American students in environmental concerns and ignite a will for change.
50 years later Earth Day comes at unusual times. Ones of angst, desperation, sadness and stress. A global pandemic has taken loved ones, has shaken our safe-zones, and has placed us all in a state of apprehension and uncertainty. Meanwhile, nature looks back at us from our shut windows with a peaceful allure. We crave her surroundings, her vastness, her safety from our concrete walls.
This Earth Day I invite you to the most clichè of all quotes “be the change you want to see in the world.” Whilst we wish to be in nature’s embrace, let’s reflect on how we can improve our relationship with Mother Nature instead.