This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
The ways in which we can honour Earth
There’s no better time to give tribute to the Earth than today. At class last week I realized that the environment was one of my 5 highest values, but also of more value than people and than travelling – because after all, if there is no Earth, there is no world to travel and people to travel with.
Aside from trying to use household products and cosmetics without toxic chemicals, I try to buy organic from the Dirty Dozen list, buy second hand clothing, fly once a year max, take transit, recycle my paper, plastic, glass and food scraps, and have committed to eating no meat and limiting dairy and seafood to weekends only.
If you have not already watched it, take some time this week to watch Earthlings, directed by Shaun Monson with music by Moby and narration by Joaquin Phoenix. Earthlings (which came out WAY before Food Inc.) was the documentary that changed everything for me in terms of how I eat.
There is a lot more that we can do. Cut down on showers and hot water use, eat better, support more sustainable companies, plant more trees, grow more food, drive and fly less, and teach others to do so. But today, just give thanks.