Together with his family, Colin Beavan—aka No Impact Man—spent a year trying to live in the middle of New York City without having a negative impact on the environment. One of his first challenges: getting through everyday life without producing trash. In this article, he shares some of his favorite tips and tricks.
Born with mild cerebral palsy and hearing loss, Ronan Corr (with Earth Day Canada) never let disabilities stop him from living the life he dreamed of living. Ronan reminds us that in a day and age when we rush towards our future like a hare, going slow and sure like the tortoise is just as effective and gives you time to savour life along the way.
Wouldn’t it be a fabulous world if everyone honoured Earth Day every day? It would certainly be in our global best interest if we did. Sadly, however, it seems even too much to ask to get people pumped up about it just once a year, let alone everyday…Seriously, what will it take to make Earth Day sexy?
The Metchosin hillside where my hut sits has become my refuge, my place of solace…my sacred place, and I’ve gone there when cancer and other illnesses have almost paralyzed us with fear, have nearly broken my heart. Here, in the natural setting of my hut, I’ve always found peace.
A childhood memory of a natural playground can remind us of different ways to envision the future when it comes to preserving and respecting the natural world.
I focus on the top of this puny little tree and start to count. I’m bored by the time I hit number 40 but giving up is not my style. Around 800 the counts are coming along: dum dum dum—849—dum dum dum—852—dum dum dum 855 and my eyelids are drooping. The voice seeps in again. […]
On Earth Day we have to remind ourselves that politics won’t matter if Planet Earth decides it can get along better without us humans.
I envisioned this tree while I was in the hospital in labour with my daughter. It was a Technicolor trip aided by a good ol’ snort of nitrous oxide (Woo Hoo!), which left me convinced that I had, without a doubt, graduated from Tree Hugger to Tree Whisperer.
Some people read Mahatma Gandhi’s words, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” and nod in agreement. Others take it to heart and actually try to change our world.
A forlorn father struggles to teach his teenage daughter about the importance of being environmentally friendly and discovers teenagers have their own quirky ways of showing us that “they get it.”