#12: Earth Day
“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh
On April 22nd we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. As much as I love and truly appreciate Earth Day, I really knew very little about how it began. Below is a bit of its history from www.earthday.org:
"Senator Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin, had long been concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States. Then in January 1969, he and many others witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Senator Nelson wanted to infuse the energy of student anti-war protests with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a teach-in on college campuses to the national media, and persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair. They recruited Denis Hayes, a young activist, to organize the campus teach-ins and they choose April 22, a weekday falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, to maximize the greatest student participation."
What I did know was that the EPA was created after the first Earth Day in 1970, and many acts were passed as a result: the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act. Thanks to Earth Day and the passage of those laws millions of lives have been protected from death and disease. As we all find ourselves staying inside to protect us from further disease it’s important to notice all the things that humans do to contribute to the harm of our planet. With most of us sheltering in place the positive effects on our planet are astounding:
- The Venice Canals are clear with fish and ducks returning
- There are clear skies in Punjab, India
- The cloud of nitrogen dioxide that was parked over China in January seemed to evaporate in February.
- The UK has a significant decrease in pollution
- In New York City Emissions of carbon monoxide, mainly due to cars and trucks, have fallen by around 50%
- Deers have entered the city of Nara Park, Japan
- Herds of goats can be seen wandering the streets of North Wales
This Great Pause has given the Earth a much needed reset, which can only benefit us as well. When we are outside the air is crisp and clean. We are walking and not driving, we are sleeping in and creating more. For the first time we are not creating toxic environments in our communities. This is the ideal situation for your microbiome to reset as well. I can’t think of a better time to be fully immersed in all that BiomeTech has to offer. This is the first time any of us has the ability to completely cleanse inside and out. In a time of great stress I actually feel better, healthier and even stronger. It’s a blessing to get help from Mother Nature and I can feel myself reaping the benefits even in these difficult times.
To fully understand the science and synergy happening right now please visit https://biometech.com/pages/our-approach. Soon we will be able to leave our homes and begin to re-enter the lives we put on pause. Wouldn’t it be great to emerge a completely healed and healthy human? While Earth heals, we heal. Make sure you make the most of it.