SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a call to action for Earth Day, a new group that includes Deepak Chopra, The Earth Day Network, Life is Good, Ron Finley, Rainbow Light, the Downtown Project, Lynne Twist, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Master Sha, Green Our Planet, Living Homes and more, have come together to promote the global Earth Day Gratitude celebration. People from all over the world are encouraged to celebrate Mother Earth on Earth Day in the best way possible– by attempting to get as close to personal net zero as they can from 7:30-8:30pm local time.
"When everyone pulls together and does their part, the world will be a better place. Not just now, but for generations to come," said Kathleen Rogers of The Earth Day Network.
What is the Global Earth Day Gratitude Celebration?
The Earth Day Gratitude celebration is all about powering up on gratitude and powering down electricity and fossil fuels for one hour, between 7:30-8:30pm in your time zone.
"Celebrate under the full moon. Dance under the stars. Dine by candlelight or LED candles. Count your blessings. Observe the fresh insights that flood your own awareness and the world consciousness, as we spend at least one hour on Earth Day giving thanks to Mother Nature with our words and actions," said Natalie Pace, organizer of the Earth Day Gratitude celebration.
Mothers have a holiday. Fathers have a holiday. Couples have a holiday. Earth Day, April 22, has been a holiday since 1970, however many sustainable global citizens aren't even sure of the exact date. Now, at last, Earth Day has its own tradition – the global Earth Day Gratitude celebration. Part of protecting our environment is about getting smart about what it means to live sustainably and how to reduce our footprint on an individual basis. Earth Day is a celebration of that goal and a reminder to protect the thing we rely on most for our livelihood – the Earth.
As Deepak Chopra reminds us, "We call her "the environment," but Mother Earth is our extended body that nourishes our existence in every moment of our life. Let us work to keep her sustainable, so we may in turn be nourished and sustained. Start by devoting at least one hour on April 22, 2016 to giving thanks for Mother Nature, and getting as close as possible to personal net zero."
The Earth Day Gratitude team is offering an ebook full of tips on sustainability, optimism and gratitude. Visionary contributors to the ebook include H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Leon Krier, Rainbow Light (developers of 100% recycled eco-packaging), KOI Peace Prize winner Lynne Twist, the founders of Life is Good and more. Download your free Earth Day Gratitude ebook at http://earthdaygratitude.com/. The EarthDayGratitude website will also feature films on sustainability and gratitude over Earth Day weekend (April 22-24), as well as Prayers for Planet Earth and Daily Gratitude messages.
Earth Day Gratitude requests that all people share the website, take videos and photos of their Earth Day Gratitude celebrations, and post them using the hashtags #EarthDay, #EarthDayGratitude and @EarthDayThanks.
Be part of the solution and start planning your Earth Day Celebration for April 22nd now. The Earth Day Gratitude ebook makes the perfect and free gift for your friends, family, business partners and company.
About Earth Day Gratitude:
Earth Day 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 Natalie Pace:
Natalie Wynne Pace is the co-creator of the Earth Day 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.
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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. H.R.H. 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 Rainbow Light:
25 years ago, Rainbow Light developed the first Ecoguard® FDA approved food grade, BPA-free 100% recycled plastic bottles, reducing their carbon footprint by 92% and keeping approximately 10 million plastic bottles from polluting waterways and natural habitats every year. On Earth Day 2016, Rainbow Light is launching a microsite to provide free sourcing and operational information to help other conscious companies evaluate sustainable packaging options.
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 H.R.H. 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.
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 Green Our Planet:
Green Our Planet a non-profit that raises money for green projects. Since co-CEO Ciara Bryne started Green Our Planet in March 2013, the organization has raised over $1 million and built 85 outdoor garden classrooms for schools in the Clark County School District, saving over 3 million gallons of water annually.
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.
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.
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.
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