Only One Earth - World Environment Day
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5.
“Only One Earth” was the slogan for the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years on, this truth still holds – this planet is our only home. With nature in emergency mode, the Only One Earth campaign for World Environment Day 2022, wants you to celebrate the planet through collective environmental action.
Only One Earth advocates for transformative environmental change on a global scale. The campaign shines a spotlight on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to live sustainably.
By Rosemary Albon, ibvm
There is a story to be told about God, Earth, Children and their children’s children.
Out of Good, God birthed Earth. God laughed, clapped and danced with joy. And all the children laughed, clapped and danced with joy.
The children played gleefully in Earth’s messy mud and splashes covered their hands and feet. And all the children laughed, clapped, and danced with joy.
Until one day, the mud dried up and cracked hard beneath their feet. And the children cried and hid in fear.
Then the children played hide and seek in the rain forest and sang sweet songs. And all the children laughed, clapped and danced with joy.
Until the fires came. And the children cried and hid in fear.
Then the children looked up to the blue sky and named the clouds drifting above. And all the children laughed, clapped, and danced with joy.
Until one day, came the grey in the air. And all the children cried and hid in fear.
Then early one morning, God’s wisdom touched and embraced Earth. And all the people began to shout:
To save our children
Can we not change our lives?”
And God clasped all the children and they laughed, clapped and danced with joy.
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Sent letters to your Member of Parliament holding Canadian Mining companies accountable for how they conduct their business in the global south. Sample letters to follow