While we're celebrating our beautiful planet from our homes on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s timely to reflect on just how connected our actions as earthings are to the well-being of our planet. Earthbar is about empowering well-being; we have a deep commitment to conservation and to the environment, because we know that we cannot be healthy on a sick planet!

Our current relationship with our planet does not serve the higher-good of us earthlings. Let's reflect on some of the lessons learned from this pandemic. A pointed article  published by the World Economic Forum highlights:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of our dysfunctional relationship with nature.
  • Studies show deforestation and loss of wildlife cause increases in infectious diseases.
  • Half of the world’s GDP is highly or moderately dependent on nature. For every dollar spent on nature restoration, at least $9 of economic benefits can be expected.

Winston Churchill said, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” This crisis is an opportunity to redefine our relationship as a species with our planet; it’s an opportunity to shift into a more respectful relationship with nature.  When we begin to resume our daily lives, let's manage our consumption, aim to decrease our waste, and live in a more sustainable way where we don’t work against nature but with nature, and let’s elevate the empathy we have among and towards each other. 

Positivity and optimism are key ingredients to all healing. Whatever it may be, let’s take one small step today and spark a transformation for the well-being of our planet.

Please enjoy this footage from the Provinsi konservasi (1) film by Shawn Hendrichs, John Weller, from Sea Legacy, and by Conservation International, produced by Earthbar, as part of our effort to support the well being of the planet. Personal Wellness and global wellness go together! 

Happy Earth Day, from one earthling to another.

(1)   Earthbar has a deep commitment to Climate Change by being actively engaged and sponsoring initiatives to mitigate deforestation of intact rainforest worldwide, and safeguarding the wellbeing of their indigenous communities,, as well as the protection of freshwater and marine biodiverse habitats. The short footage herein enclosed is from the trailer of the 90 minute documentary produced by Earthbar; the documentary was a key factor in achieving the declaration of West Papua as a conservation province, which is one of the planet’s most pristine biodiverse places on Earth, becoming the world’s first Conservation Province!