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“Everything is changing about the natural world and everything must change about the way we conduct our lives. It is easy to complain that the problem is too vast, and each of us is too small. But there is one thing that each of us can do ourselves, in our homes, at our own pace — something easier than taking out the recycling or turning down the thermostat, and something more valuable. We can call the threats to our future what they are…” Nathaniel Rich, Author Losing Earth

Motivation Mondays: Protecting Our Earth

Motivation Mondays: Protecting Our Earth – #Protect Our Species

Earth: We All Live Here

We can call the villains villains, the heroes heroes, the victims victims and ourselves complicit. We can realize that all this talk about the fate of Earth has nothing to do with the planet’s tolerance for higher temperatures and everything to do with our species’ tolerance for self-delusion. And we can understand that when we speak about things like fuel-efficiency standards or gasoline taxes or methane flaring, we are speaking about nothing less than all we love and all we are… Nathaniel Rich

What Does Earth Day mean to you? Every year on April 22nd, millions of people around the world gather to honor and celebrate planet Earth. We pause to contemplate the many ways the earth sustains us. We pause to also consider ways we can sustain and protect the Earth.  To me, Earth Day means expressing my gratitude for the world/planet Earth as viewed through the eyes of Mother Earth. It means that on this day and EVERY day, we must remind ourselves that we play an important role in sustaining our planet so our children and others can inherit a healthy, vibrant earth. This year, the folks behind the celebrations at Earth Day Network want us to support the campaign and promote the theme for 2019 – Protect Our Species. With the numbers of endangered species growing around the world, we owe it to ourselves and our planet to do something. Here is a shortlist of our endangered species. Find our species profiles here:

Earth Day Network is asking people to join the Protect our Species campaign. Their goals are to:
*Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
*Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
*Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
*Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use.

How Did Earth Day Start? On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement  we now know as Earth Day was launched by the Earth Day Network as an urgent call to action to address the many environmental issues that were  decimating our planet.  This year, the theme for Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species. It is an important theme because without effective change and protections for all species in our environment, we might not meet the  50th anniversary countdown to 2020 goal of combating pollutants, creating a sustainable planet for all, and climate change. Is it feasible? Sure. Did you know that 20 million people responded to that first call to action? And since that first effort, over 200 million people have participated in spreading the word on ways to keep our planet alive and sustainable. Did you know that the sustained effort and actions taken by passionate men and women since 1970 continues to bear fruit? The collective actions of environmental activists has led to the passage of the Clean Air ActClean Water ActEndangered Species Act, and many other successes and shape shifting environmental laws? If we all do our part, anything is possible.

READ:Motivation Mondays: EARTH DAY
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“Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” Scott Peters

Motivation Mondays: Protecting Our Earth

Motivation Mondays: Protecting Our Earth – #Protect Our Species

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Earth Day 2020 PSA


Because we were orbiting the earth faster than earth spins on its axis, we went around the earth 16 times a day, an earth day, which meant 16 periods of lightness and 16 periods of darkness in 24 hours. Every so often you’d look towards the earth, and often you could see lightness and darkness together, and dawn and sunset were spectacular. Helen Sharman

Happy Earth Day, today and every day! One thing that becomes apparent in the spring is how the landscape changes from barren to fecund. It seems magical but, in truth, our love for Mother Earth is reflected in the fullness of spring that surrounds us. If we live in areas that have decimated the natural landscape, then the full expression of spring and her glorious, vibrant beauty is diminished; muted by the abuse… Can we CORRECT THE ABUSE? Yes. Every bit we do from recycling plastics, to planting trees, to conserving energy will make a difference. Google has suggested ways we can all help make sustainable changes in our lives: Small changes can make a big impact on our planet Learn ways to reduce food, water, and energy waste, and learn about the Circular Economy (reusing and reinventing ways to use stuff) to extend the life of your stuff. A spirit of gratitude can make a difference too.

Over the years, as an Earth Day advocate/participant, I have made suggestions and curated important tips to help all find our way. This year, I am sharing a helpful list of tips from Earth Day Network. In the past, I suggested five things we could do to make earth day a daily occurrence.  In 2011, I offered 10 practical things to do.
EARTH DAY TIPS via Earth Day Network
These are easy to do tips to help us all go green, protect our earth, save money and make every day Earth Day. Join in.You can make a difference!
Join Earth Day Network’s campaign to Protect Our Species.
Join Earth Day Network’s campaign to End Plastic Pollution.
Plant a tree or donate a tree through our Canopy Project.
Join a local park, river or beach clean-up.
Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.
Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs. Reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year.
Carpool, ride your bike, use public transportation or drive an electric or hybrid car. Reduce your carbon footprint by one pound for every mile you do not drive.
Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage. Reduce your carbon footprint 20 pounds for each gallon of gas saved.
Change your car’s air filter regularly.
Teleconference instead of traveling. If you fly five times per year, those trips are likely to account for 75% of your personal carbon footprint.
Stop using disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics like bottles, bags and straws.
Recycle paper, plastic and glass. Reduce your garbage by 10% and your carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds a year.
Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out. When you need something, consider buying used items.
Use cloth towels instead of paper ones.
Change your paper bills to online billing. You’ll be saving trees and the fuel it takes to deliver your bills by truck.
Read documents online instead of printing them.
When you need to use paper, make sure it’s 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
Set your office printer to print two-sided.
Collect used printer, fax, and copier cartridges to recycle.
Convince your school district or office building to choose reusable utensils, trays, and dishes in the cafeteria.
Use reusable bottles for water, and reusable mugs for coffee.
Bring reusable bags when you shop.
Pack your lunch in a reusable bag.
Organize to have healthy, locally-sourced food served at in your school district.
Buy local food to reduce the distance from farm to fork. Buy straight from the farm, frequent your local farmers’ market, or join a local food co-op.
Buy organic food to keep your body and the environment free of toxic pesticides. Support farmers and companies who use organic ingredients.
Grow your own organic garden, or join a farm-share group.
Reduce your meat consumption to curb carbon emissions from the livestock industry.
Compost kitchen scraps for use in your garden — turning waste into fertilizer.
Take a shorter shower and use a water-saving shower head.
Fix leaky faucets and shower-heads.
Run your dishwasher only when it’s full to save water and energy.
Conserve water outdoors by only watering your lawn in the early morning or late at night. Use drought-resistant plants in dry areas.
Wash your clothes only when necessary, use cold water and line dry.
Form a “green team” at your office to find cost-effective ways to conserve resources and promote sustainability.
Volunteer for a local environmental group and/or make a donation.
Pull out invasive plants in your yard or garden and replace them with native ones.
Turn off and unplug electronics you’re not using. This includes turning off your computer at night.
Turn off lights when you leave a room.
Install solar panels on your roof.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator to save energy (and get exercise!).
Move your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer to reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds.
Lower the temperature on your water heater.
Contact your utility company and find out about renewable energy options.
Use energy-efficient appliances and electronics.

READ: Earth Day 2011: Ten Things To Do…
Earth Day 2012: Five Ways To Make Every Day Earth Day…
Reflections: Honoring Earth Day 2013

RESOURCES: List of Toolkits – Earth Day In Box


The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for MAR – APR 2019 are:


03/03   –  08 International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month
03/10   –  10 iHeart Awards, 14 Pi Day
03/17 –   17 St Patrick’s Day, 20 Start of Spring/International Day of Happiness
03/24   –  30 Earth Hour
03/31 –    31 Day of Visibility


04/01   –  01 April Fool’s Day, 02 Autism Awareness, Equal Pay Day
04/07  –   07 World Health Day, 10 National Siblings Day
04/14 –   14 Palm Sunday, 15 Tax Day, 18 Holy Thursday, 19 Good Friday
04/21   –  21 Easter Sunday/ Start of Passover, 22 Earth Day, 23 World Book Day
04/28 –    29 Remembrance Day, 30 Jazz Day

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“On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.” John Hoeven

Motivation Mondays: Protect Our Earth

Motivation Mondays: Protect Our Earth

Motivation Mondays: Protecting Our Earth

Motivation Mondays: Protecting Our Earth – #Protect Our Species

It’s Time To Vote Earth | Earth Day 2019

Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn’t know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to. Pete McCloskey
In 1970, as a 26 year-old, I joined in the effort in my home state of Massachusetts to organize for Earth Day. But what made the event so successful was that I was only one of about 20 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds who got involved. John F. Kerry


We are all responsible for Mother Earth. W. H. Auden once said that “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” We can protect her or abuse her. Here are Toolkits: Earth Day in a Box  and  Teach-In materials to help you learn how to rally others in your circle of influence, educate each other, stay armed with information, stay motivated, and take simple yet decisive daily action to protect our environment.
What more on/beyond Earth Day? This year, as horrific acts of violence continue to rip our world/relationships apart, we must go within and look at our hearts and find healing, compassion, peace, forgiveness, hope, gratitude and love there. To heal the planet and each other, we must all do our part. Where there is love and gratitude, violence will not thrive. When we shed the blood of our fellow men, women and children… or any living thing, it resonates in the bowels of the earth and she bleeds back. We can participate in  practical ways to reduce our carbon footprint, here are 50 ways from Goodnet. Find a set of things you can do in your household and commit to do them so we can keep the earth churning. If we don’t treat each other with dignity, our efforts fall short. I wish each of you health and happiness and I wish our planet same. Peace and Blessings!

READ: Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth
Motivation Mondays: Earth Day for Environmental & Climate Literacy


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Positive Motivation Tip: Respect the Earth and all the living beings/species on it.

Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
Email address: You may email or share your post as a comment and I will add it to the round-up of related posts. email it to: contact(@)mirthandmotivation(.)com
Category tag: – Share your post using Motivation Mondays
Twitter hashtag: – Use this on Twitter #MotvnM
Dedicated Page: There is a dedicated page for Motivation Mondays. It has the same instructions and will include other helpful tools and a link to the round-up
Facebook Page: MotivationOnMondays Join our page and add your post and/or any motivational piece you think will be helpful to others.
Facebook Community: We have a Facebook community forum to compliment the page. It serves as another way to share uplifting posts and thoughts. Please join in and add your voice.

Badge: – I created a fun badge using PicMonkey’s free photo editing tools. You can create your own, use WordPress’ integrated tool on your blog or you are welcome to use mine. (see dedicated page)
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Endangered, Earth Day via Pixabay, AND/OR  via  Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

205 Comments leave one →
  1. owengigg permalink
    23/04/2019 2:17 am

    A useful reminder on taking care of the most important things in life. Mother Earth seems to be used as a doormat for many as we go along with our daily business.

  2. Abbigayle @ Her Luxe Travels permalink
    23/04/2019 3:25 am

    If we don’t treat each other with dignity, our efforts fall short< i love this quote! More people should take note

  3. Danielle Jones permalink
    23/04/2019 4:49 am

    Very informative and well though out!

  4. arun permalink
    23/04/2019 4:50 am

    Thanks for the important tips. Couldn’t agree more, we all need to be pro active to protect our environment. I didn’t know about how it started, just learned today after reading it.

  5. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    23/04/2019 5:49 am

    Every day should be Earth Day. I feel sad whenever I see news about dead sea creatures washed ashore. There have been several instances here in the Philippines where the poor animals ingested large amounts of plastic, which eventually lead to their death. 🙁

  6. You, Me and Benny permalink
    23/04/2019 5:49 am

    I love this so much! We much protect our earth and everything in it to make sure our future and the worlds future is protected!

  7. Anu Ganesh | Simple Blissful Life permalink
    23/04/2019 6:29 am

    Happy Earth day! Wonderful list of things that we can do to protect our planet. I recently posted a blog article about what kids can do to help our environment. Please visit my blog when you get time. Thanks!

  8. ♡Stephanie Stebbins♡ (@stephsteb) permalink
    23/04/2019 7:33 am

    I wish people took climate change and our planet much more seriously. I mean, what are we supposed to do when the thing we live on DIES? It’s tragic 🙁

  9. Nicole permalink
    23/04/2019 7:33 am

    Great tips! Thank you! I think its important to be just as proactive as we are on Earth Day everyday and your tips can really help people achieve that

  10. Luna S permalink
    23/04/2019 7:55 am

    I like that there are several different companies currently working on things to help us recycle more and that there are many that have already created products that make a big impact.

  11. sikandar khan permalink
    23/04/2019 8:10 am

    you are doing a great work,

  12. IG:Suetanyamchorgh (@suetanyamchorgh) permalink
    23/04/2019 10:11 am

    I cosign this message. We definitely need to protect the earth. We are all responsible.

  13. Amy Aberasturi permalink
    23/04/2019 10:22 am

    I’ve been traveling about the world and you will be happy to know that many locals are banishing plastic bags; even in developing countries.

  14. Bree L. permalink
    23/04/2019 12:14 pm

    The earth is so precious. I agree that you need to read more and print less – we can save so much paper that way!

  15. permalink
    23/04/2019 1:52 pm

    Happy earth day! All of us should be responsible for protecting earth. I’m an advocate of recycling things. Thanks for sharing

  16. Cinny permalink
    23/04/2019 4:53 pm

    I think it’s an important subject. We try to recycle what we can to do our part.

  17. Nicole Anderson permalink
    23/04/2019 5:18 pm

    I completely agree that, as we all inhabit this planet and it’s the only place we live, we all need to accept responsibility for stepping up to keeping as best we can. It’s not good enough to say that one person doesn’t make a difference. We all owe it to our descendants to spread the word and get as many people acting as individuals – as together we can and would make a difference. There is too much at stake to do nothing and the more people that push the points mentioned in this post, the better for all of us.

  18. Jessa B. permalink
    23/04/2019 8:42 pm

    Everyone should really do their part in protecting our rapidly depleting environment! A simple thing like recycling could save mother earth!

  19. ogbugbu14 permalink
    23/04/2019 8:44 pm

    preserving the earth has not really been a thing of concern to me before now but after reading this i have a rethink.all these days in your article have been hearing of some of them but had no idea of them.thanks for sharing

  20. travelwisesr permalink
    23/04/2019 9:04 pm

    The buck stops at us. Each of us can make a big difference is what I too believe in.

  21. Sania Ahmed permalink
    23/04/2019 10:31 pm

    We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There’s so much this beautiful planet of ours has to offer — we have to take care of her! From past 2 years we make sure we plant a tree in our backyard and not to cut them off but to nurture them. I am sure it will be 0.001% of effort but if everyone thinks of the earth and our future generations… every contribution will make a difference as a whole

  22. Maartje van Sandwijk permalink
    23/04/2019 11:23 pm

    I loved reading all the things people did for Earth day! So sad that there are so a lot of people that don’t care!

  23. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    23/04/2019 11:42 pm

    We really do have to protect the earth. We only have one.

  24. Snehal permalink
    24/04/2019 1:21 am

    This earth day my gang of friends went on a small project. We planted at least 1 plant in our area. 🙂

  25. Emmanuel Damian permalink
    24/04/2019 1:32 am

    It takes a simple step for us to save the planet. By segregating our waste and putting it in the right bin, we save the planet one step at a time.

  26. artch33 permalink
    24/04/2019 2:02 am

    It will be great if all of us can chip in one way or the other in helping protect mother Earth. :0)

  27. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    24/04/2019 2:29 am

    This is a very interesting quote by Nathaniel Rich which causes one to really think.

  28. Alexithymia_Shubhi permalink
    24/04/2019 2:36 am

    That’s a great list. I had been trying to learn organic garden. It is an interesting thing to do 🙂

  29. Junell DuBois permalink
    24/04/2019 3:23 am

    To me, Earth Day means taking a moment to examine your personal efforts and the things you could be doing better to protect our planet!

  30. terristeffes permalink
    24/04/2019 3:30 am

    Earth Day is every day to me and my family. We make decisions daily that impact our earth, so we try to be aware of those decisions and make the ones that make the most positive impact. It’s a mind set.

  31. Paula Schuck permalink
    24/04/2019 3:55 am

    Another great collage as always. Some amazing information here about earth day. Thank you. The topic I get really upset about lately especially because we’ve had this information and the science for many many years but we’re still not doing half of what we should be to protect the environment from climate change. Thanks for helping to draw attention to this important issue – we only have one planet earth.

  32. ansh997x permalink
    24/04/2019 4:03 am

    Human beings have destroyed earth and this is the time when we need to start working on it. Thanks for attempting to start a conversation around it.

  33. Cobus vdM permalink
    24/04/2019 6:10 am

    Thanks for sharing some very thought provoking Earth Day tips.
    How to consider and care for the environment.
    Nature has so much to offer and we take it so easily for granted.
    This post surely made sit down and re-me think r a few of my personal habits

  34. Lisa permalink
    24/04/2019 6:43 am

    My partner and I are very big on living a more sustainable life. I think we all have a responsibility to look after our planet and protect it.

  35. Toni | Boulder Locavore permalink
    24/04/2019 7:23 am

    Such a powerful and motivating post for Earth Day! If we can follow these simple rules to protect our earth, we could have a safe place to live.

  36. briezyy97 permalink
    24/04/2019 7:27 am

    I learned recently that we only have about 12 years to make some serious environmental changes. Earth day is so important not just for the thought bu to be practiced everyday.

  37. Rhea Evangelista permalink
    24/04/2019 7:33 am

    Happy earth day, we as an individual should always consider the impact of our actions to the environment. Most of the time we just do what we please and not bothering if it affects the nature. it is scary to think that we abuse our Home too much and forgot to take care of it.

  38. aisasami permalink
    24/04/2019 8:01 am

    As people living on this Earth, it is our duty to protect and keep the Earth green as possible. I try to keep my promise of using less and reusing every day.

  39. Lydia Smith permalink
    24/04/2019 10:21 am

    We must protect our earth and species. I mean we have gain so much from earth and the best we could do is endanger it and our species. Very good project I must say which will teach us more how to protect the earth and our species from going into Extinction.

  40. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    24/04/2019 10:30 am

    The quote be Scott Peters on earth’s sustainability really enhances this article.

  41. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    24/04/2019 10:44 am

    I try to do my part to save the environment. One of the things I do is to avoid buying stuff in single serve sachets or plastic containers. We may think it is only a small wrapper but think about what happens if a hundred of those sachets get into our waterways. I hope manufacturing companies would stop making them.

  42. mamabee1981 permalink
    24/04/2019 11:58 am

    Earth Day is such a great day to remember to take care of our Earth. I Love this so much.

  43. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    24/04/2019 12:16 pm

    We need to realize the importance of nature & protect for next generation.

  44. Heather permalink
    24/04/2019 2:56 pm

    Protecting our Earth is key. It truly is up to us and only us!

  45. Eileen M Loya permalink
    24/04/2019 4:50 pm

    This post really inspired me to look closely into the ways I may be mindlessly adding to earth’s destruction. We all need to rethink the ways we use non-biodegradable packaging. Improper disposal harms the animals’ natural habitat and we have seen proof of that. Hope we all start making the necessary lifestyle change to save Mother Earth.

  46. Amays Zing 💋 (@sairdaK) permalink
    24/04/2019 4:51 pm

    We have responsibility to protect our earth but somehow many people have lack of discipline to clean our environment. Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.

  47. Jessica Hughes permalink
    24/04/2019 5:58 pm

    Love all of the tips! So important to implement everyday and not just Earth Day! Thanks for sharing!

  48. Shannon Gurnee permalink
    24/04/2019 6:48 pm

    I love the different Motivation Mondays you have. These are some great facts about Earth Day.

  49. blair villanueva permalink
    24/04/2019 7:35 pm

    Actually, protecting our Earth isn’t hard at all. But because of laziness, being careless, etc., having a negative attitude and habits are the reason why we can’t embrace it fully.
    Humans nowadays needs to be hit hard, to feel we need to change.

  50. Karen Monica permalink
    24/04/2019 7:46 pm

    I believe that everything starts from our own home. To protect our earth, we can start by recycling waste and planting trees or plants .

  51. Madhurima Maiti (@iamMadhurima_1) permalink
    24/04/2019 7:54 pm

    I hear often from some of my friends that people remember about Mother Earth only on this day and that too on social media. But I think even if that’s the case for some people, it still acts like a good reminder for every one out there to think about the planet and its future. Very well written and the points are so apt! Each one of us should be doing our bit to save our planet. Thank you for a different kind of motivation this time 🙂

  52. Yonnah M permalink
    24/04/2019 8:34 pm

    I have to admit, I don’t do as much as I could to protect this beautiful planet we live on. I’m working on that though. Great post.

  53. Mudpie Fridays permalink
    24/04/2019 8:42 pm

    This is such an important topic. people nowadays don’t care about our environment. I am a volunteer in an organization which helps to protect our earth and I love sharing our advocacy so others will understand the importance of what we are doing.

  54. monidipa51 permalink
    25/04/2019 1:04 am

    Look, we can not shift to other planets as we have not yet found one, that is suitable for supporting life. And even if we find any, it would take a lot of time to reach there and settle a new civilisation over there.

    So we have no options remaining, than to live here peacefully. And if we don’t protect your home,then you will be homeless within no time.

  55. StressedMum (@stressedmum01) permalink
    25/04/2019 1:48 am

    I recently watched a program about this, it is scary just how quickly it is changing. If each of us try to change to protect it then it will start to make a difference

  56. owengigg permalink
    25/04/2019 1:51 am

    Nice post. We certainly need to take care of Mother Earth and falling short as it stands!

  57. Chad permalink
    25/04/2019 3:40 am

    I can’t agree more, we should all work together to protect earth. It should be earth day every day. Amazing post, sharing it.

  58. IG:Suetanyamchorgh (@suetanyamchorgh) permalink
    25/04/2019 4:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this information with us. I had no idea the earth started On April 22, 1970. Happy Earth Day!

  59. Kalyan Panja permalink
    25/04/2019 4:51 am

    Thanks for sharing these nice tips to protect the Earth. It is extremely useful and we should all contribute for the sake of our next generation.

  60. Kenneth C. Agudo permalink
    25/04/2019 5:31 am

    Nature is one of the things I really care even in my country. Having this green environment gives the relief and at the same time the relaxation. The initiative should starts within us plus the help of the government

  61. Erin Knight permalink
    25/04/2019 6:33 am

    There are some nice tips on protecting our earth. It is really important that everyone do their parts despite the vastness of our planet.

  62. thebusyboymama permalink
    25/04/2019 7:10 am

    There’s so many ocean and sea species that need our help! That’s why we don’t eat meat or seafood in our family!

  63. Jackline A permalink
    25/04/2019 3:22 pm

    Happy Earth day! Great and informative post about the importance of the environment.

  64. Erica permalink
    25/04/2019 4:01 pm

    This is a great list of ways to do better for our planet! I will definitely be implementing A LOT of these, thank you!

  65. Fatima D Torres permalink
    25/04/2019 5:30 pm

    Good tips. I try my best to buy local produce from local markets.

  66. Blairvillanueva permalink
    25/04/2019 5:36 pm

    Protecting our Earth is one of our obligation as human who enjoys this wonderful life. It’s our only way to payback the good nature.

  67. owengigg permalink
    25/04/2019 5:48 pm

    Words of wisdom. Thanks for the info and reminder that we need to do more for out natural host!

  68. twinspirational permalink
    25/04/2019 6:33 pm

    Happy Earth Day to you too. Being responsible and caring for the earth is so important.

  69. Joanna permalink
    25/04/2019 9:35 pm

    Our Planet means a lot to me and I am trying to make whatever I can to limit the traces I leave on Earth. I have been trying to use at little plastic as possible, and recently I have been buying my groceries individually, without putting them in a plastic bag. I am also using metal straws for my drinks.

  70. Ewuzie Kingsley permalink
    25/04/2019 10:44 pm

    Nice post it’s really educative and interesting I have saved this page and will pass in on to others who are also interested in the study of earth, it’s environment and climate thank for the info keep it up

  71. Lydia Smith permalink
    25/04/2019 10:54 pm

    Wow this is beautiful and yes we must protect our harm and do no harm to it.

  72. Samar permalink
    25/04/2019 11:56 pm

    People now a days, don’t care about earth and environment. Somehow I feel we all responsible for all this garbage and global warming issues.

  73. Razena | permalink
    26/04/2019 12:20 am

    I love the Earth Day tips because there are small and meaningful changes that we can make in our daily lives to reduce our individual carbon footprint and waste.

  74. Preet permalink
    26/04/2019 12:58 am

    Protecting our earth is one the important thing I am doing right now. I am joining an organization which raising awareness about saving our environment.

  75. Shanz permalink
    26/04/2019 1:28 am

    Such a helpful and informative post. I recently learned anbout earth day and this was insightful.

  76. Aditi permalink
    26/04/2019 1:37 am

    Great post inspiring us to take care of our ultimate home. Its also important to have these conversations with the family!

  77. Purva permalink
    26/04/2019 2:07 am

    We all have abused our planet a lot. High time we start taking care of it.

  78. Kevin Vitali permalink
    26/04/2019 3:51 am

    I wonder what would happen if we all just tried 5% more to improve our environment.

  79. Taylor permalink
    26/04/2019 5:03 am

    I always try to find the best ways to be more energy efficient. As you said it’s an everyday effort not just limited to Earth Day.

  80. Rose Ann Sales permalink
    26/04/2019 6:29 am

    This Earth day idea is so good and fun. I hope more and more people will participate here.

  81. Flavia permalink
    26/04/2019 8:21 am

    I love this post. I do my best by being a vegan, recycling and trying to be as mindful as I can on my purchases and the companies I support. It may not be much, but it makes me feel good that I’m doing something and something is way better than nothing. Thanks for sharing!

  82. Jennifer permalink
    26/04/2019 9:08 am

    This is such a wonderful post, the Earth is truly something that needs to be cherished and taken care of. It’s a shame that we as humans are helping to destroy something so beautiful. Thank you for reminding us that we need to appreciate and cherish the earth!

  83. Sassy probinsyana permalink
    26/04/2019 9:31 am

    I was watching documentary on Netflix called our planet. Man i cried a lil how our planet changed a lot 🙁

  84. Khushboo permalink
    26/04/2019 10:34 am

    I didn’t know about Earth Day. You explained it really very well. I love reading your post they are good

  85. Lch permalink
    26/04/2019 1:10 pm

    Every time i will come across with your blog i felt guilty knowing that i got so many plastics in my house.I start recycling as much as i could.Thank you for your reminder.

  86. Genny Elizabeth Gall permalink
    26/04/2019 1:34 pm

    Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution

  87. Ana Ojha permalink
    26/04/2019 2:43 pm

    We need to preserve our environment and protect our mother earth for the future generations. As my small effort, I haven’t using plastic bags for a last few months!

  88. Travel with Karla permalink
    26/04/2019 5:49 pm

    I love all these tips! I believe that Earth Day must be celebrated everyday. We should always do our part to take care of our home.

  89. adriana permalink
    26/04/2019 5:57 pm

    Protecting our earth is so important. Taking care of our earth promotes the longevity of our earth being here and being able to help sustain our own lives. Earth day should be everyday we should all take it seriously. love this post of yours and shedding so much light about our earth.

  90. owengigg permalink
    26/04/2019 5:59 pm

    Earth Day is another good reminder that we need to treat our environment with respect. We need to take our obligations as custodians of the planet far more seriously. It was here before us and it will be here after.

  91. Robin permalink
    26/04/2019 6:52 pm

    As I look at our Earth, there are only sadness. It will be gone soon despite efforts like Earth day because humans are destroying her.

  92. Blair permalink
    26/04/2019 8:20 pm

    Great overview to Earth Day. It’s so important that we take time to recognize what we have and how fragile it is.

  93. omoh felix peters permalink
    26/04/2019 9:03 pm

    i have always loved your blog right from the first day i visited great information thanks for the enlightenment

  94. ogbugbu14 permalink
    26/04/2019 9:56 pm

    after reading i lack the words to express the feelings, but i must say your love for mother Earth is without limit.

  95. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You permalink
    26/04/2019 10:01 pm

    lovely posts. I never knew it had a theme to it every year. Protect our species is a great one

  96. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    26/04/2019 10:54 pm

    I love how earth day gets people to actually think about what they’re doing to the planet!

  97. ZyraKuma permalink
    27/04/2019 4:22 am

    It still surprises me how billions of people can live on one rock.

  98. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    27/04/2019 5:05 am

    I’m so glad to see that all over the world, campaigns are booming on making life more sustainable and this is such a good move towards a greener earth.

  99. The Crumby Vegan permalink
    27/04/2019 5:33 am

    Such an informative post as always. Earth Day is a fantastic day to come together. Another date that will help the world is World Vegan Day… As we know what factory farming is doing to our planet. I hope you can do such a good post about World Vegan Day when the time comes (1st Nov) 🙂

  100. Whitney Kutch permalink
    27/04/2019 8:48 am

    It’s so, so important to protect the Earth! Even little things can make a big difference.

  101. Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
    27/04/2019 10:11 am

    Thank your dear reader for making your way here! Please pause and think about what you can add to keep this conversation on a high level. You are here… make it matter. Please don’t thank me for sharing. Let me do the thanking. Don’t tell me great post either… that’s what all the lazy thinking spammers say, and your comment will end up in my spam box. Think about the post you see and respond to its content. I will always do the same for you… Let’s respect our blog visits with each other. Stay encouraged and Thank You! <3 🙂

  102. jeannette9712gmailcom permalink
    27/04/2019 10:22 am

    I have never heard of the Earth Day Network. Thanks for all the information. I live in Tonga and the effects of what we do to the environment are really evident here.

  103. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    27/04/2019 10:36 am

    Mother Earth is so very important, we should protect it with our all. it is our home and more

  104. Ashlee permalink
    27/04/2019 12:14 pm

    Have you heard this song, Lil Dicky – Earth (Official Music Video)
    I think it’s perfect for this post. It’s about how we should love the Earth

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      10/12/2019 8:43 am

      Thank you!

  105. Cendu Param permalink
    27/04/2019 1:27 pm

    Beautifully said! We only have this one Earth, that’s it. The thing is, the Earth will survive, it always has and it will continue to do so. It’s us humans that are digging our own graves with our negligence.

  106. Bree L. permalink
    27/04/2019 3:05 pm

    Protecting out earth needs to be a priority for all. This is so inspiring!

  107. 27/04/2019 3:30 pm

    Haha, your comment made me laugh 😀 I didn’t knew the story behind the Earth Day. I just want to say one thing; we should preserve and take care of our natural resources and mother nature! We have the great responsibility of passing as it is to our next generation.

  108. pslater1972 permalink
    27/04/2019 3:31 pm

    I always learn a lot from your posts. This was no exception. I’d heard of Earth Day but it was interesting to find out more about it.

  109. Abu Zaid permalink
    27/04/2019 7:22 pm

    I never heard about earth day. But In my religion say that earth would be destroy and all because of human that don’t obey rules good. That is just my opinion

  110. briezyy97 permalink
    27/04/2019 9:21 pm

    Always love reading these. they’re very inspirational and i learn a lot. especially love this one because we need to be doing more for the earth.

  111. travelwisesr permalink
    28/04/2019 1:37 am

    We exist because of Mother Earth. It surely is our duty to protect. Thanks for sharing this motivating post.

  112. sikandar khan permalink
    28/04/2019 2:25 am

    this is what most of the people need. motivation!

  113. Juanita permalink
    28/04/2019 4:38 am

    I really like your view of what Earth Day should be about. I feel like so many of us take the Earth for granted in more ways than one even down to throwing trash on the ground. We don’t always appreciate the beauty in the earth and that is something we could all be reminded of. This post really helped shed light.

  114. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    28/04/2019 5:02 am

    I started doing my share by not using straws. 🙂

  115. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    28/04/2019 5:20 am

    It’s great that you recognize that earth day is every day and being heightened awareness!

  116. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    28/04/2019 5:22 am

    We all need to protect our planet. There is a campaign going on about this issue in the UK.

  117. monidipa51 permalink
    28/04/2019 7:34 am

    Protecting the Earth is like protecting your own home. No other planets are suited for human life (more than likely, for any life) and we certainly would never be able to reach another planet if something were to happen to Earth. I agree that we should try to do as much as possible to protect our planet, for all the obvious reasons.

  118. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    28/04/2019 7:43 am

    Earth is our home. It is important to keep it healthy and clean and good. it is not only home to us, it is our mother, a very powerful one

  119. onehoppymomma permalink
    28/04/2019 9:55 am

    Yes its so important to do our part. I recently swapped out my straws for bamboo & plastic bottles for glass.

  120. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    28/04/2019 11:38 am

    It is so important to understand that all our actions impact the environment – positive or negative!

  121. Danielle permalink
    28/04/2019 1:41 pm

    Earth Day is such an important day because it reminds us to protect our planet more. However, I think that it is more important to practice Earth day everyday in order to protect our planet for the future generations.

  122. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    28/04/2019 7:33 pm

    With the Earth’s environment changing for the worse due to human actions, it is very important to spread awareness and follow practices such as Earth Day. This way we can help protect our planet in the years to come.

  123. bee permalink
    28/04/2019 10:24 pm

    I had to share this post on all my social pages and save it for later as well. I always love reading from you. Can you add mix button for sharing on mix as well?

  124. Lydia Smith permalink
    28/04/2019 11:01 pm

    I always love reading about earth day here, you always bring new dimensions to it.

  125. Taryn permalink
    29/04/2019 12:59 am

    I can’t believe Earth Day is nearly 50 years old. I remember learning about it in school, and it has never been more important. I’m reducing my use of single-use items and looking for other ways to live environmentally friendly.

  126. Blairvillanueva permalink
    29/04/2019 1:49 am

    We all live in a borrowed time, and the only way to repay it is buy giving back to nature, by protecting it and keep it healthy and beautiful.
    This is not only for us but for the future.

  127. Lisa Marie permalink
    29/04/2019 2:44 am

    I love the idea of the Protect our Species campaign! You have provided so many resources for Earth Day and it is incredibly inspiring!

  128. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    29/04/2019 3:10 am

    I get so overwhelmed with all the awful things we’ve done to this planet, and it scares me that we’re just ruining it all. This is wonderful and I wish more people thought like you.

  129. candy permalink
    29/04/2019 3:11 am

    As homesteaders we are doing all we can to protect the property we are in care of as well as the rest of the earth when we are out and about.

  130. honeybunnytwee permalink
    29/04/2019 3:18 am

    I have been very inspired recently to do my part for the environment. I think that these tips are so important because #thereisnoplanetB

  131. shelbyangle1 permalink
    29/04/2019 3:45 am

    Protecting our planet is such a big deal and is so important…I feel like not enough people realize the kind of damage we are doing. Thank you for writing such an inspiring article!

  132. Anna permalink
    29/04/2019 3:49 am

    Great reminder all round Elizabeth. Your posts are thought provoking for sure!

  133. Cindy permalink
    29/04/2019 4:28 am

    Lots of great ideas to take care of our home- Earth! I highly recommend cutting meat consumption since we know it’s one of the leading contributors to harming the Earth, animals and our bodies.

  134. Luna S permalink
    29/04/2019 4:36 am

    Even the smallest change can make a huge difference, it we all pitch in and do something even if it is small we will make a big impact.

  135. Clarice permalink
    29/04/2019 6:29 am

    This has been our discussion today and yes, I totally agree that we should start protecting our planet. It is time we make conscious efforts to minimize garbage, plastic waste and make eco-friendly choices.

  136. modlphotography permalink
    29/04/2019 6:43 am

    It’s so important to honor the earth and take care of it. We need to leave it better for our children.

  137. 40yearflip permalink
    29/04/2019 7:26 am

    Wow! What an exhaustive and informative post. Happy belated Earth Day to you and thank your for this awesome resource.

  138. ogbugbu14 permalink
    29/04/2019 8:30 am

    protecting the earth is everyone’s responsibilities, my uncle will say plant a tree

  139. Taylor Catherine permalink
    29/04/2019 11:14 am

    I love all these tips! Always striving to better my relationship with our Mother Earth!

  140. Words of a Texas Nerd permalink
    29/04/2019 11:36 am

    I wish more people were into recycling and cleaner living. Sadly, where we live now, the recycling center limits what they take.

  141. Grace Esedeke | Today Was Fab permalink
    29/04/2019 1:18 pm

    I get really upset when I watch movies or documentaries that promotes the idea of protecting the earth (animals and plants) over humans and some of this movies go ahead to show scenes where humans are deliberately killed (by spreading some bio virus or something) just to protect the earth. These really gives me a bais about this whole earth awareness concept. If we are protecting the earth, shouldn’t we protect humans too? Are humans not part of what makes the earth ‘earth’?

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      10/12/2019 8:40 am

      All life matters…

  142. itsahero permalink
    29/04/2019 2:48 pm

    I had no idea that Earth Day was created for that reason, but it makes sense! My husband and I have always “celebrated” Earth Day by giving back to our direct local community — either by participating in a trash cleanup or volunteering at our local zoo!

  143. Lisa Rios permalink
    29/04/2019 3:54 pm

    It’s so sad that not many people know that they can do something to help our Earth. I love picking up trash wherever I see it to help.

  144. Megha permalink
    29/04/2019 4:15 pm

    I am making very less use of plastic. Thanks for sharing other ways to protect our mother earth!

  145. toastycritic permalink
    29/04/2019 4:36 pm

    We do need to think about the way we take care of our earth. Far too often we ignore things which are happening around us. I think the only way to really contribute is to make sure we all do our part for keeping our environment safer. I planted a berry plant this year. Excited to see it grow.

  146. Danielle W. permalink
    29/04/2019 5:37 pm

    I have learned so much about our Earth from my kindergartner. Loved reading this!

  147. Jessa permalink
    29/04/2019 5:54 pm

    it should be earth day everyday. protecting our planet starts with us. We must all do our part. Simple things as buying less plastics and bringing your own reusable bag can make a difference!

  148. Chad permalink
    29/04/2019 6:02 pm

    Nice to see you’re doing something to try and make the world a better place good for you….. and I hope you keep it up.

  149. vidya permalink
    29/04/2019 6:41 pm

    i have been planning to get started on composting ; in the meantime, we have finally gotten started on our own vegetable garden and planted a couple more trees in our back yard.. and can’t wait for them to flourish

  150. thestyletune permalink
    30/04/2019 12:17 am

    Earth day to me is about gratitude for our planet and being more conscious and responsible inhabitant!

  151. Tammy permalink
    30/04/2019 12:31 am

    That is great that you are spreading this awareness and encouraging us to make every day an Earth Day. This is OUR home, after all. My kids are encouraged at school to take turns picking up trash from the grounds – it really makes them look for other ways to care for our planet.

  152. MeetRhey | Self-Help Blogger permalink
    30/04/2019 2:16 am

    at the moment every time i think of reducing waste, i think of this project a staff member at a hospital did she took all the waste i think that was produced in a day…or a shift… on a unit and created a huge mural that is now hanging in that same hospital .as you said we can all do our own part to reduce our harm to the environment. i believe that institutional changes need to be made as well.

  153. Pujarini permalink
    30/04/2019 2:23 am

    Such an interesting and well written article with a strong message. I totally agree that there needs to be a balance maintained between human and nature.

  154. Blairvillanueva permalink
    30/04/2019 4:44 am

    By promoting pro-Earth, I practice sustainability by not shopping example clothes and keep on altering them instead in order not to buy new sets. I like it and keeps me creative too.

  155. Cash permalink
    30/04/2019 5:51 am

    There are little things that we can do to help Mother Earth. Stop using plastic straws, plastic bags, changing all our apartment lightings to LED among others are efforts we can apply. Adopt minimalism in our lifestyle, taking care of our old furnitures and what have you. Although i don’t think the environment will improve but still, we have to do our part. Maybe God will press a RESET button someday.

  156. thenailtrip permalink
    30/04/2019 6:17 am

    Holiii !!
    We will always have to protect our planet from ourselves. We would have to learn more about that topic.
    Good day!!

  157. Katherine Rose Coronel- Rivera permalink
    30/04/2019 7:13 am

    This is a nice post on Nature and Mother Earth. Your list is amazing and everyone should read it. Information is one of the factors to help and save our environment.

  158. kattyscreamery permalink
    30/04/2019 10:38 am

    I’m always trying to reuse everything I can. My husband calls me a hoarder of plastic bags, I kindly tell him I’m just trying to save the Earth! Thanks for sharing!

  159. Jennifer permalink
    30/04/2019 3:22 pm

    I’m so guilty of this, I tend to allow decisions I’ve made in the past to affect me. I’m slowly learning to stop beating myself up about things I cannot change and be grateful for where I am today. Life is too short to live in the past, I’m learning to just let it go, and move on.

  160. themimiodyssey permalink
    30/04/2019 4:36 pm

    We have one Earth, so we definitely need to take care of it. All great suggestions and I actually thought I have been great at taking care of our environment but turns out, I have a lot to learn!

  161. Everything On A Plate permalink
    01/05/2019 12:32 am

    We have to say! this is so necessary now!

  162. Garf permalink
    01/05/2019 5:03 am

    I try to help protect our earth by recycling stuff. To help me get motivated on Mondays, I listen to my favorite songs.

  163. Samar permalink
    01/05/2019 7:15 am

    Completely agreed. Some one has to take responsibility. We are all responsible for Mother Earth reputation and reaction. Nice thought.

  164. Khushboo permalink
    01/05/2019 10:23 am

    That’s a very informative post. I love reading your post they are so motivating

  165. Madhurima Maiti (@iamMadhurima_1) permalink
    01/05/2019 6:04 pm

    It’s so important to realize how earth is suffering from the ignorance of mankind. Each one of should do our bit and help spread awareness. Loved the tips. Keep motivating!

  166. Enricoh Alfonzo permalink
    01/05/2019 11:41 pm

    I wish more people would come together & realize how important it is to replenish the resources we use up on this earth.

  167. Gill Trotman permalink
    02/05/2019 3:55 am

    I agree with your outlook and I like how simply you have said “We can protect her or abuse her” meaning Mother Earth.. That’s exactly how I see it. As creatures who have evolved from what this earth provides, it’s important take actions to benefit the planet and help it thrive not ruin all of it’s beauty and offerings. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject!

  168. Bindu Thomas permalink
    02/05/2019 6:26 pm

    These are the greatest tips to save our earth and species. Its our responsibility to return back our earth to its safe zone. I need to reduce my paper documents and use more online documents.

  169. larisaelenas permalink
    05/05/2019 9:44 am

    This post is simply amazing and very well written. It is so important to protect our Earth and motivate people to start being conscious about the ways in which they can do that. You said that you don’t want us to thank you for sharing, but it is important to acknowledge and be grateful for every person that inspires another one to cherish and love the ground we are standing on!

  170. artch33 permalink
    05/05/2019 10:29 pm

    I’m not involved in big projects in protecting our Earth but I try to contribute as little as I can like recycling, reducing the use of plastic and such.

  171. permalink
    06/05/2019 12:35 pm

    I love the concept of Earth Day 🙂 great post, as always x

  172. Joanna permalink
    17/05/2019 6:00 am

    I have read yesterday how the levels of CO2 in out atmosphere are so high that no matter how many trees we plant, it can’t be reduced… and that is so worrying! Also, I travel a lot and I see a lot of animal tourism. I don’t engage with it but I wish more people would refuse to as well. It’s so painful to watch…

  173. Bindu Thomas permalink
    16/08/2019 3:30 am

    Its truly said that we don’t inherit our planet from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. At our home, we have been trying to make informed decisions about reducing waste and saving electricity and water. We say to no plastic as much as we can, though it does become difficult at times.

  174. Raksha Nagaraj permalink
    19/03/2020 12:41 am

    This is such an important post now at this time. I wish we had cared a little about our Earth, we wouldn’t have been in this stage.

  175. Roshanna21 permalink
    31/01/2021 5:36 am

    Earth is the only home we’ll ever have, it’s good to see people writing about protecting our planet and doing more conservative things


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