Happy Earth Day! My favorite Earth Day memory was 8 years ago, when I spent the day hiking through a Hawaiian rain forest with a guide named Skye (yes, that was his real name!). Let me tell you…there’s nothing better than spending Earth Day outside with muddy feet, learning about flora and fauna, native birds and getting caught in the rain. It is truly a memory I will keep forever.
Earth Day, of course, offers health and wellness practitioners nearly unlimited opportunities to tie the holiday into their marketing…after all, every day is Earth Day when your focus is on holistic health!
Below I've selected just a few of my favorite quotes about the earth, our impact on it and it's impact on us. Feel free to use any of these in your own marketing!
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'” —Sylvia Plath
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” – Cree Indian Proverb
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir
“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” —Helen Keller
“Live each season as it passes; breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau
“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.” – Tomas Fuller
“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” - Leo Tolstoy
“Earth is not a platform for human life. It’s a living being. We’re not on it but part of it. Its health is our health.” – Thomas Moore
“The earth has music for those who listen.” - William Shakespeare