Be an Earth Steward

Love, respect, and take care of Mother Earth.

Some suggestions:

Read some Earth Day Community Awareness inspiration.

Create Daily Light Footprint Living Intentions. My 'Light Footprint Intentions.

Carry your own Cup - Carry a reusable drinking container (non-plastic) and help eliminate single-use 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 and all life, of which we are a part.

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

- Demonstrate lighter footprint daily living and offer friendly community outreach to encourage same.
(Suggestions: '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/natural/organic food; use carshare / public transit / bicycle / walk, etc).

 

Earth Steward mission:
Restore harmony, balance, humility, love, thanks and respect for Mother Earth and all life.
Demonstrate loving stewardship of the Earth, and cultivate 'right relationship' and cooperation.
Encourage light footprint daily living, a 'litter free' zero-plastic/zero-waste culture, and an ecovillage / sustainable / regenerative model of living in harmony with all life..

Be an Earth Steward! : )  Together we can shift and live more simply and gently on the Earth every day. Let's steward the Earth for future generations!

 

Earth Day Community Awareness April 22, 2018

Learn more: Download pdf  Be the change!

Earth Steward Walks
Earth Walk & Cleanup (Apr 21 & 22, 2018) - I cleaned up a local ravine in NOTL, pulling out 3 big bags of trash to leave the land and creek visibly restored. I felt such relief and joy, and felt the land, trees, plants, water, & animals genuinely appreciated the positive change.
Please join me in sharing love, respect & thanks to Mother Earth every day,
and Earth Steward walking (w litter cleanup).
Great Lakes Water Walk -
An inspiring Indigenous-led event honouring the Water
Sunday September 24, 2017 - To learn more, visit: greatlakeswaterwalk.ca
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Sampling of previous Earth Steward Walks: (2017 in Tkaronto/Toronto)

 

Weekly Earth Steward walks & litter cleanup, July - Nov, 2017.

Sun June 25/2017 (noon - 4pm) - Earth walk litter clean-up along 11 km walk to the Indigenous Arts Festival (at Fort York).

May 20, June 8 & 14, 2017 - Purple Park/Balmy Beach/Kew Gardens clean-up, Lake Ontario.

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.

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 nations locally, and become a responsible ally. Honour Indigenous peoples, cultures and rights, including land rights, nationhood / self-determination, and earth steward leadership! Support grassroots organizations (eg., Secwepemc Nation Tiny House Warriors, Idle No More, Indigenous Climate Action, Raven Trust), and a living reality of UNDRIP.
Sharing some of my 2017 learning - Chi-Miigwech, Nia:wen to all the wonderful teachers, writers, artists & Elders who shared their wisdom and knowledge!

 

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)


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

 

Earth Steward Bag handpainted by Irena Bliss

 

Irena Bliss