Motivational Monday: Earth Day

“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

-Native American Proverb

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Since Earth Day is this coming Saturday (April 22nd) I wanted to dedicate this weeks Motivation Monday to a quote about Earth. I had such a difficult time choosing a favorite as there are SO many Earth and nature quotes that I love.

However, this quote is one that really struck me the first time I read it and it continues to inspire me. How we treat our planet now and the damage we do greatly impacts our children. I often think of the plants, animals, and ecosystems that my children might not get the chance to see and experience due to poaching, pollution, and deforestation.

Reading about climate change and other environmental issues can seem daunting. I know I often feel helpless when I think about what I can do to better the environment. It may seem like there is nothing that you can do as an individual to take care of the planet but the truth is there is SO much you can do!

I am not always the best at it, but over the years I have tried really hard to make small changes in my daily life to create less waste and be more environmentally aware. I want to make sure that my children, grandchildren, etc. are able to experience the beauty of nature. Not only do I want them to enjoy it but I want to instill in them a love and respect for it that I hope others will develop as well.

So in honor of Earth Day. this week I am going to be sharing ideas and tips to help you live a more “green” life. Plus if you are like me and love nature, earth and exploring I am going to share a list of my favorite nature/environmental books and documentaries (yes, not only am I a nerd, I’m a nature nerd).

See my previous post about Creating Green Home here.

Photo: Property of Taylor Cannon Photography

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