Welcome to Poetic Earth Month, where we believe that earth care begins with love—for ourselves and others.
Who is the “other”?
It might be our best friend. It might be our parents. It might be our children. It might even be the little fox we saw lilting his way down between our house and our neighbor’s house just yesterday.
Rarely does earth care seem to begin with just statistics or news, though that can be a very important motivator. Hearts must be touched. Senses must be awakened. Sensibilities must be kindled and cultivated. On the simplest level, we must want to survive and thrive, beautifully.
Our choice for how to spur deep motivation—sustained by hope?
Especially during the month of April.
Why We’ve Chosen to Celebrate in April
At least in the United States, April is National Poetry Month. Worldwide, Earth Day has been expanding into Earth Month and beyond. To us, it felt like a natural fit to pair two events and create Poetic Earth Month!
How to Celebrate
Last year, we dipped our toes into pairing poetry with earth care, by joining Drawdown EcoChallenge—and reading and writing our way through the challenge, poetically.
We read poems. We wrote poems.
And we made changes in our lifestyles and living.
We Invite You
This year, we invite you to do the same. Consider joining EcoChallenge. And/or consider reading and writing your way poetically through Earth month.
Whichever you choose, we hope to hear from you.
We want to read and write the world with you, poetically. We want to survive and thrive alongside you.
(slight date difference from the 2018 video below)
The “small” choices we make, individually, add up. Choose one of the Top 10 (out of the top 80 game changers) to focus on throughout Poetic Earth Month and beyond.
Take baby steps. Then take more. The world is made up of all of us, every day, choosing.