Earth Day!

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Earth Day 2018!!

My name is Elizabeth Seymour, and I’m a new blogger for inourhands.love. Today I’m honored, on behalf of IOH, to wish all our friends, funders and fellow inhabitants of this planet, a very Happy Earth Day!

InOurHands (IOH) is a unique, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing broad-scale solutions to the persistent problems of climate change and poverty. Our primary objective is to create a cleaner, more livable world by powering it with community-owned renewable energy.

This Earth Day and really, every day, IOH works with communities and other non-profits across the planet to implement positive change, right now. We see the future of this planet as in our hands, and work to empower our global community through the use of sustainable, community-owned solar energy to heat homes in some of our poorest communities. We have other projects too – visit www.inourhands.love/about-us to gain a better understanding of what, how and why we do what we do.

It took hundreds of years to get where we are today and the industrialization of our modern world has taken a huge toll on this rock we call home. When Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) founded Earth Day in 1970, his hope was to make the environment a political issue. Since then, many laws have been passed and there’s a noticeable impact. Our rivers don’t catch on fire. Toxic levels of various chemicals have been eliminated from our Great Lakes. Our air is cleaner. However we have a long, long way to go.

What are you going to do for Earth Day?

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First, make a commitment to recycle, especially every single piece of plastic you can find. Make this a new daily habit. Grab a garbage bag, some rubber gloves and get out there in your neighborhood to pick up trash and recyclables. You’ll meet some new people and make your neighborhood a nicer looking place to live. Pick up a few Aloe Vera Plants, learn how to care for them and put them in your bedroom. It’s one of the few plants that eliminates carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at night. Use eco-friendly cleaners (vinegar is magic!). Finally, get involved in sustainable energy. Visit our website, Google projects in your area and pitch in. Find a way to make Earth Day a meaningful day, every day! And start now. I look forward to seeing you out there!

I’ll close here with a quote from one of my heroes, “It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.” - Carl Sagan