Earth Day 2020: Slow Down and Breathe

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is honored every year on April 22nd. In 2020, that’s going to look a lot different than it has over the past decades. Americans, and many people in other parts of the world, are sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By now, you’re aware of the news surrounding it, the seriousness of the illness, and the risks for the most vulnerable in our population. But is the earth telling us to slow down? This Earth Day, instead of the large gatherings and festivals, take time to reflect on our relationship to Mother Earth and what we can do to make this experience better now and in the future.

Take a Breath

It’s okay to admit that this experience is stressful and that you’re feeling overwhelmed with anxiety. It’s a serious situation, to be sure. But we are also presented with an opportunity to slow down and take a breath. As we adjust to a new normal for the foreseeable future, we have a chance to take stock of where we are and where we want to be when we emerge like the buds in springtime. This is good for us as humans and good for the earth as well.
Work on What’s Important
While we can’t get together to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we can work on what’s important. We can focus on the land we call home. You don’t need to go any further than your yard or walk around your neighborhood to understand the impact you have as a steward of the land. It’s healthy to be outside right now, as long as you maintain a safe distance from people not in your household.  Take this time to care for the land your home occupies.

 Find Those Teaching Moments

Many of us are at home with our children right now.

We may have transitioned to work from home, but our children are also transitioning to learning from home.

It’s okay to feel out of place as you facilitate your child’s learning in this situation. But now is a great time to find those teaching moments.

Earth Day is a perfect example and you can find an age-appropriate way to encourage your children to learn about the environment.

Here are a few resources to learn more about Earth Day this year:

·         Suggestions from the Wildlife Habitat Council 

·         The Chesapeake Bay area offers these ideas that could be easily adapted to Asheville

·         National Geographic takes a look at where the earth will be in 50 years

Plan for the Future

Even though it feels like this might last forever, it won’t.  We will be coming out of isolation in the near future, even if life looks a little different than it did before. Now is the time to plan for your future, and the future of the planet.  We have learned so quickly how the health of the entire globe is interconnected, so our care of the environment should be a top priority in our lives.
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