Celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, by combining your love of nature and creativity in a project called “Soul Collage® and the Environment”.
Create a collage that represents your feelings toward our environment and/or your feeling about how humans interact with the environment.
Be creative!! Show your love, anger, doubt, concerns, joys, gratitude… however your creative spirit leads you. After you create your collage, post in the comments or email a picture and a few sentences explaining what it means to you: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
We will share your creations and reflections (if you don’t mind) as well as the results of a research paper that Jessica, my daughter, is doing for her Environmental Politics class at Nebraska Wesleyan University. (Two entries are at the bottom of this blog.)
And if creating a collage isn’t your thing, just get out in nature this week to celebrate Earth Day. In God’s world every day is Earth Day. Enjoy the many colors of creation…particularly the spring purpling (Urban dictionary agrees with me; this is a verb).
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
I am Earth. I am the One Who expresses cancer in your body as the Dis-Ease of my body, this Earth, is polluted and tortured. I am the one who grieves at the elephants are killed as the whales are tortured with sound, as the garbage gyres in the ocean expand. I love you all, and my body cannot take the strain. I’m dying. –Erica Sternin
Card Name: ECO-TOURIST. “I am one who needs protection. I am one who’s place on this planet is valued by many yet suffers in my most primitive needs. I am one who thrives on wild instincts so I may contribute to the survival of my species and the health of the planet’s cycles. I am one who’s natural rhythms, resources, and habitats are manipulated, disrupted and exploited for eager encounters with those who are not a natural part of my wild existence. I am one who is affected by those who love me and want to protect me, because they desire so much to be a part of my world in order to enhance theirs. I am one who has survived the pace of evolution, but is now failing to adapt quickly enough in an accelerated world. I am one who is loved by many, but is growing more alone.” –Michelle Hedgecock (see Michelle’s blog and website)
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir