Earth Day Poem

I live by the rules of nature

I break them too

Because I am nature

I evolve

I vote for conservation

And sustainable change

My time on Earth is the number of miles I collect

I’m stamped with every evolution

As my thoughts and beliefs migrate

My home is a luxurious 5.49 × 10^15 ft²

Shared with 8.7 million roommate of a different species

My passport ranks the highest

I’m the citizen of the Earth

Let’s make it great again

* Inspired by the Daily Calm on the Calm app


Photo by cottonbro on

Believe it or not, your thoughts are being constantly influenced by the people around you. These people may not be necessarily close to you and yet you are drawn to copy their choices. You don’t seek out to do that but it’s an automatic response.

There are many terms for this:

  • social influence
  • peer pressure
  • group pressure
  • compliance
  • internalization
  • identification
  • ingratiational

When it comes to the environment, this works either of these two ways: you either amplify environmental protection or environmental degradation depending on what you choose.

Did you see a person in line bring a reusable bag?

Did your friend get an electric car?

Does someone in your community plant trees?

Does your child’s schoolmate not waste pages in a notebook?

Did your neighbor have an ecofriendly wedding?

You could be that person, that friend, that someone, that mate, that neighbor.

Sustainability is the new forever

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A diamond is forever they say.

“Over a billion years old, a diamond is one of the closest things to Forever that we can hold in our hands.”

I say, forget diamonds!

Gift your partner the new forever – the gift of sustainability. A gift that sees forever as conservation and not mindless consumption.

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It’s confusing when at one hand you want to get through your present day. It’s a real struggle for many people when we start talking about it.

Where can you find the gift of sustainability?

The gift of sustainability is like a plant. It grows from the seed that holds within itself the code for leadership and decision making. A decision to lead a lifestyle together for it to sprout into a rewarding experience for you, your partner, and the generations that come through you.

It doesn’t grow overnight and you will need to sprinkle some planning to help it grow.

So start early. Sow those seeds NOW. And one day you will see… your seed has grown into a plant that will produce more seeds… forever…

Give your faith and loyalty to this idea.

“Stay faithful in things large and taking on the world, but stay faithful in those things small – because remember it’s the small things, the size of a mustard seed, that ultimately moves mountains.” – Cory Booker

*This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.*