Everyday can be Earth Day with Green Globe
It’s 50 years since the very first Earth Day , and this year has to be one of the most significant. On the first Earth Day back on April 22, 1970, over 20 million American’s gathered across the country to launch what we now see as a global environmental movement. Today the Earth has entered a new era, where globalisation delivers unprecedented challenges for health and wellbeing, but also the ability to collectively fight to protect ourselves. The Gaia hypothesis - one of the founding theories for Earth Day – proposes, "that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self–regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.” The advent of COVID 19 surely brings home the reality that our unprecedented human exploitation results in an equal and powerful response from nature.
Talking to our Green Globe members in over 80 countries, we see unification on a global scale, with tremendous action in response to the pandemic at the highest to the most local levels. Reflecting on this Earth Day 2020, we may see that this power of everyone, everywhere to combat a crisis for humanity, could at anytime be unleashed to fight another emergency and that is for the environmental health of our Mother Earth.