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Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 Theme: End Plastic Pollution
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on Earth Day and beyond!

Earth Day 2018Humanity is part of a vast, evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique Community of Life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern for all peoples, the protection of Earth's vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust. The Earth Charter, Preamble


             BLESSING:  By Earth Be Blessed

             May you know the embrace of Earth.

            May she teach you the wisdom of time:
              . the unfolding of spring
              . the ripening of Summer
              . the turning of Autumn
              . the shedding of Winter.

            May she teach you the wisdom of intimacy:
              . seed embraced by warm, dark soil
              . crevice traced by insistent stream
              . raindrop clinging to new, soft leaf
              . precious stones in hidden places.

           May she teach you the wisdom of grace:
              . flowers entwining fallen oak
              . healing gifts of common “weeds”
              . grain for bread, fruit for wind
              . dancing stars through barren branches.

           May you (know and) be known in Earth’s embrace.

                    from Sacred Journeys: A Woman’s Book of Daily Prayers, Jan L Richardson,
                    1995, janrichardson.com

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