As women, we have a sacred connection to the earth. Our energy connects us to the phases of the moon, the turning of the seasons, and the rhythm of sunrise and sunset. We cook from the earth, weave fabric from the threads of the earth, return some of our children, too soon, to the earth. We are in the earth and the earth is in us. Advocating for the earth is the same as campaigning for our own human existence.
“We cannot save the planet,” a friend says, “But if we are lucky, and in time, the planet just might be able to save us.”
This message is an excerpt from “We need earth advocates” by Venice Williams in the March 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today is Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.