Be an Earth Steward

Love, respect, and take care of Mother Earth today. Honour your sacred connection to all life.

Some suggestions:
Create Daily Light Footprint Living Intentions.
My 'Light Footprint Intentions.
Carry your own Cup - Carry a reusable drinking container and help eliminate disposable paper cup & plastic bottle use.
Enjoy Earth Steward Walks - Demonstrate loving stewardship of the earth.

Earth Steward Walk Intentions:

- Slow down to breathe, walk, give thanks and respect to Mother Earth. Recognize we are one with the earth.

- Demonstrate responsibility for the earth and our actions on her, and clean up any observed litter.

- Offer friendly community outreach to encourage earth awareness and lighter footprint daily living.
(Example: 'Carry your own cup' practice to eliminate disposable paper cups and plastic drink bottles; 'carry your own cloth bag' to eliminate plastic bag use; eat local/organic food; use carshare / public transit / bicycle / walk / canoe, etc).

 

Earth Steward mission:
Reclaim walking in harmony, balance and beauty on Mother Earth.
Demonstrate gratitude, loving respect and stewardship of the earth.
Encourage light footprint daily living and a 'litter free' zero-waste culture.
Cultivate a sacred connection and 'right relationship' with mother earth and all life.

Be an Earth Steward! : )  Together we can shift and live more gently on the earth every day. Let us ensure a healthy earth for future generations!

 

UPCOMING Walks:

Join The Great Lakes Water Walk on Sun September 24, 2017.
To sign up and learn more, visit: greatlakeswaterwalk.ca
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Earlier Earth Steward Walks:   (l like to earth steward walk every day : )
Weekly Earth Walks in July and August 2017
, Toronto.

 

Sun June 25/2017 (noon - 4pm) - Earth walk litter clean-up along 11 km walk to the Indigenous Arts Festival (at Fort York), Toronto. Thank you, Miigwech to the Mississaugas of the Credit River First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and other Indigenous peoples, for your beautiful example of earth stewardship and sacred relationship with all of life, on these lands for thousands of years.

June 14/2017 (7:30 - 9pm) - Kew Gardens green space clean-up, Toronto.
June 8/2017 (9:45am-noon) - Green space and beach clean-up at Purple Park/Balmy Beach, end of Silver Birch Ave., Beach area, Lake Ontario, Toronto.
June 3/2017 (10am - 3pm) - Joined "Love your Lake" cleanup effort at Ashbridges Bay/Woodbine Beach, Lake Ontario, Toronto. Learn more about "A Greener Future" mission.
May 20/2017 (1-3pm) - Green space clean-up west of Leuty pavilion, Beach, Lake ON, Toronto.

What to Bring:

Gloves and litter collection bag if/as needed. A reusable drinking water container.
If possible, arrive by foot, bike or public transit to cultivate light footprint living and simplicity : )

 

Start an Earth Steward Walk or gathering in your own community : )

 

Learn more about Indigenous peoples, wisdom and teachings in your community.
Honour Indigenous peoples cultures and rights, including land rights and right to self-determination / sovereignty, and earth steward leadership! Support grassroots organizations (eg., Idle No More), and a living reality of UNDRIP.

 

Learn more about light footprint living in community. One example: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an intentional off-grid community that uses about 10% of the average North American energy footprint : )

 

Mni Wiconi (Lakota for “Water is Life”)

 

Aloha ʻĀina, Mālama ʻĀina - Love the land, take care of the land. (Hawaiian cultural values)


"Respect and gratitude were the values that guided us, respect and gratitude to the land and all it contained, to our families and the people who came before us, and to the Creator for all that was given us. Woven through these values were certain fundamentals: courage and patience, sharing and self-reliance." Crees of Iiyiyuuschii, James Bay Eastern Cree; Source: CreeCulture.ca

 

Thank you, Mahalo, Miigwech dear Mother Earth for your great beauty and sustenance.

 

Earth Steward Bag handpainted by Irena Bliss

 

Irena Bliss