Take the Earth Gratitude Challenge
This Supermoon, Give Thanks for Mother Nature
The Supermoon reminds us of the power, beauty and mysteries of the galaxy. Staring at a giant full moon is humbling, offering the perfect setting for a moonlit frolic, to be grateful for and to celebrate all of the gifts that we receive from Mother Nature.
So, this Supermoon, take the Earth Gratitude Challenge. It’s very easy.
What is the Earth Gratitude Challenge?
For one hour between 7:30-8:30 p.m. (in your own time zone), simply power up the gratitude and power down the grid, getting as close to personal net zero as possible.
The Supermoon will be on November 14, 2016. The Earth’s satellite is at perigee, when it is the closest to Earth, and appears much larger than normal. Show off your creativity in pictures and video, using the hashtag #EarthGratitude. Be sure to challenge your friends to join you.
12 Ideas For Your Earth Gratitude Challenge.
Surely You Can Come Up With Something Cooler Than These Tips, and I Can’t Wait To See Them!
- Plant a tree in your neighborhood.
- Start an Edible Garden at home, at school or at church.
- Ride a bike with the family to the park or to the beach.
- Artist salon with your talented friends, powered by LED candles.
- Candlelit dinner.
- Meditation, Yoga and Kirtan potluck party.
- Raw plant-based cuisine, prepared low tech.
- Replace all of your incandescent and CFL bulbs with LED lighting.
- Test drive an all electric car.
- Super-insulate your home.
- Put timers on your water heater and install an indoor clothes rack.
- Plan a community celebration for April 22 (Earth Day) with personal net zero between 7:30-8:30 p.m. (in your own time zone).
Go to EarthGratitude.org to learn more about the Earth Gratitude Challenge. Download your free mini ebook featuring visionaries of sustainability offering simple ways to save thousands of dollars every year with smarter energy choices. The Earth Gratitude contributors include Deepak Chopra, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Kathleen Rogers (the president of the Earth Day Network), Ron Finley, LivingHomes, Leon Krier, Lynne Twist, Rainbow Light and more.
About the Earth Gratitude Challenge:
For one hour, try the unplugged life. Power up the gratitude and power down the grid, getting as close to personal net zero as possible. Plan an epic celebration for Mother Earth on her designated holiday, Earth Day, April 22nd. Download your free mini ebook at EarthGratitude.org to get tips. Share your video and pictures using the hashtag #EarthGratitude.
About The Earth Gratitude Project:
Earth Gratitude is a new, perennial tradition co-created by Bill Gladstone (literary agent and author), Natalie Pace (bestselling author and sustainability advocate) and Christopher Van Buren (LaunchMoxie CEO) to activate meaningful change and to promote community, gratitude and celebration on one of the most important global holidays of the year – Earth Day – and every day going forward. http://earthdaygratitude.com/
About H.R.H. The Prince of Wales:
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales is the Heir to the Throne of the British Monarchy. The Prince of Wales has been an advocate for global sustainability for more than 30 years, and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World.
About Home Farm: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales believes passionately in the advantages of organic farming. In 1985, when it was still a relatively new concept, His Royal Highness decided to convert the Duchy Home Farm into a completely organic farming system. Thirty-one years later, Home Farm is not only a successful and viable working farm, but a flagship for the benefits of an organic, sustainable form of agriculture.
About Deepak Chopra, M.D.: Deepak Chopra is a bestselling author and the founder of the Chopra Foundation, which is dedicated to improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness and promoting world peace to all members of the human family.
About Earth Day Network:
Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, with over 50,000 partners in 96 countries. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, has worked for more than 20 years as an environmental attorney and advocate.
About Leon Krier:
Leon Krier is an eminent architect, urban planner and theorist pioneer in promoting the perennial rationality and modernity of traditional urbanism and architecture. Leon is the author of The Architecture of Community, published by Island Press in 2009.
About Poundbury, England:
Poundbury is an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on Duchy of Cornwall land according to architectural principles advocated by The Prince of Wales. Leon Krier designed Poundbury based upon H.R.H. The Prince of Wales’ book A Vision of Britain, employing the “Poundbury Principles” of architecture, mixed housing and favoring the pedestrian over the car to create a more humanizing environment.
About Cayala, Guatemala:
The town of Cayala was master planned in 2003 by Leon Krier, with the Guatemala-based firm of Estudio Urbano. http://www.estudiourbano.com.gt/links.php
About Life is Good:
Life is Good is a $100 million lifestyle brand that is spreading the power of optimism. Bert & John Jacobs founded the company out of the back of a van.
About Lynne Twist:
Lynne Twist is the author of the bestselling book, The Soul of Money and the co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance.
About the Pachamama Alliance:
Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.
About Rickie Byars Beckwith:
Rickie Byars Beckwith is the Arts & Music Director of Agape International Spiritual Center and a world-renowned spiritual songstress.
About Ron Finley:
Known as the Gangsta Gardener, Ron Finley is one of LA's most widely known artivists. Founder of the Ron Finley Project, his mission is to transform the culture in urban communities throughout the world.
LivingHomes works with leading architects to create lines of homes that feature modern form and functionality and an unprecedented level of healthy/sustainability materials and energy systems. The 1st Living Home was the 1st platinum LEED rated home in the U.S.
About the Downtown Project:
The Downtown Project’s goal and purpose is to help make downtown Las Vegas a place of Inspiration, Entrepreneurial Energy, Creativity, Innovation, Upward Mobility, and Discovery, through the 3 C’s of Collisions, Co-learning, and Connectedness in a long-term, sustainable way. Mark Rowland was the CEO and Community Actualizer of the project between 2012 and 2015.
Stay tuned into Earth Gratitude events at http://www.earthgratitude.org/.
About Natalie Pace:
Natalie Wynne Pace is the co-creator of the Earth Gratitude Project and the author of the Amazon bestsellers The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. Since 2002, Natalie Pace has been touring the world and featuring the most sustainable businesses, farms, individuals, restaurants and homes in her blogs.
About Christopher Van Buren (aka JV Wan Kenobi):
Chris Van Buren is the CEO of LaunchMoxie.com, a joint venture marketing firm that specializes in list building, affiliate marketing, mini ebooks and more. http://launchmoxie.com/
About William Gladstone:
William Gladstone is the founder of Waterside Productions Inc., one of the most successful independent literary agencies in the world. Under Bill’s supervision, Waterside has successfully agented more than 10,000 books and generated in excess of three billion dollars in retail book sales. http://waterfrontdigitalpress.com