On April 22, 2023, over one billion people across 190 countries around the world celebrated Earth Day, or International Mother Earth Day, as it’s known outside of the U.S. Earth Day is a celebration and a commitment to the protection of our sacred natural resources. We’re reminded of the importance of access to clean water, air and land for all peoples and the actions we can take to help preserve these resources for generations to come.
Study after study has shown that access to green spaces provides improved health and well-being. Adverse climate conditions and pollution affect our communities every day and have a much greater impact on underserved communities. New findings have shown that people who spend time in nature have enhanced cognitive function and attention as well as reduced stress levels. And early childhood access to green spaces can greatly benefit long-term physical, mental and social well-being.
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On this Earth Day in 2023, your small actions can make a difference to our global communities today and well into our future. Here are some actions you can adopt now:
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end…”
– Edward Abbey