About Earth Connection
¬†¬†¬†¬† Welcome to¬†EARTH CONNECTION, a¬†site for people who¬†love the earth!¬† I have created this site because¬†I believe that, in the face of a daily diet of discouraging environmental news, we¬†need, more than ever,¬†the replenishment that nature offers us.¬†¬†We need to be nourished by the nature we love if we are to be healthy and strong enough¬†to¬†save our¬†marvelous planet.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† Of course a web site is no substitute for a walk in the woods.¬† But you can find here poetry, prose, songs,¬†and photos that celebrate our magnificent planet.¬† I hope¬†they will¬†inspire and nourish you.¬† I would like¬†EARTH CONNECTION to be¬†a readily available respite from¬†life in a society that¬†does not care enough about nature,¬†that¬†has forgotten about humans’ need to¬†connect¬†with the natural world.¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†While the main purpose of EARTH CONNECTION is to nourish and inspire, the site has three¬†other purposes as well:¬†¬†
**To¬†share environmental good news.¬† And yes, there is a lot of it!¬† Successful efforts by citizen groups, local and state governments, and others to help heal the planet are highlighted here.¬† ¬†¬†Where possible, contact information is also¬†provided, so that people who want to explore taking similar steps¬†through their own organization, city, or state,¬†can learn directly from others who have succeeded.
** To educate those who want to¬†better understand¬†the intricate workings of life on our¬†planet, and who want to learn more about global warming and other environmental issues.¬†¬†¬†
**To offer¬†concrete suggestions for actions individuals can¬†take, both personal and political,¬†that contribute to¬†healing the planet.¬† The suggested personal actions are mostly relatively simple steps that can readily be¬†incorporated into busy lives.¬† The suggested political actions mostly¬†involve contacting Members of Congress, local and state officials, and others¬†to affect government decision-making about important environmental issues.¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† THE EARTH CONNECTION is interactive.¬† I invite¬†visitors to comment on postings and to contribute¬†poetry, prose, photos, and art¬†for posting on the site.¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†I hope you will subscribe to THE EARTH CONNECTION e-newsletter.¬†¬†Subscription is free, and you will receive emails with links to¬†new postings on the site.¬†
ABOUT ME–APRIL MOORE
¬†¬†¬†¬† The environment is my great passion.¬† I have delighted in nature for as long as I can remember.¬† Many of my moments of greatest spiritual connectedness have been inspired by the natural world.¬† Along with¬†the deep sustenance I derive from Mother Nature, some of my most painful feelings are also intimately connected with the natural world.¬† I feel real anguish when I see or¬†read about the serious damage we humans are doing to this awesome planet.¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† Practically speaking, I have been an environmental activist for¬†decades.¬†¬†I have served on the boards of local and national environmental organizations, and my book¬†THE EARTH AND YOU:¬† EATING FOR TWO¬†was called “one of the 10 best environmental books of the year” by The Green Consumer¬†Letter.¬†¬†And¬†incorporating eco-friendly habits into daily living has been a focus of mine for decades.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† THE EARTH CONNECTION is my attempt to contribute in the best way I know how to healing the earth.¬† And, I should add, developing THE EARTH CONNECTION nourishes me.¬† I hope it will nourish you as well!