Happy Earth Day 2020 – Golf Gym, NYC

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems was celebrated in the United States for the first time on April 22, 1970. Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs across the country. 

 The very first event for Earth Day was held in America following a devastating oil spill and is credited as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Now, every year, more than one billion people across the world mark the event by showing support for environmental protection. 

Since 1970, the world population has doubled. We eat more meat, fly more often, use more energy, and produce more stuff. 

We take up more space, putting us in closer contact with wild animals. Three-quarters of infectious diseases originate in animals. So outbreaks are becoming more common. With the COVID-19 outbreak being attributed to wet markets in China this statistic has become painfully apparent. 

Earth Benefits from COVID

With much of the planet on lockdown for more than a month, pollution has been reduced dramatically. Scientists are witnessing a big difference is in air quality. It seems that the pandemic is already leading to huge reductions in air pollution in those regions that have been significantly affected by COVID-19—such as China and Italy—as industry, aviation, and other forms of transport grind to a halt.  Giving mother earth a literal breather. 

 "These lockdown measures are having an impact," said Susan Anenberg, a professor of environmental and global health at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. She said, with vehicle traffic down by at least 50% because of the coronavirus restrictions, it’s making a difference in the world’s air quality. "The fewer cars we have on the road commuting, the less air pollution and the less greenhouse gas emissions we’ll have," Anenberg said.

Earth And You 

For millennia man has been making comparisons between Mother Earth and the human body. And for good reason. Life on this planet is analogous to the cells in our body. All working together for the good of the whole organism. Our planet breaths like we do. She has rivers, we have blood. She has animals and plants to keep her healthy. We have our microbes. Earth is 70% water, we are also 70% water. Coincidence? The list goes on and on. You get the point. 

 Brett’s Bottom Line: 

The way you treat yourself is the way you treat the world around you. Respect your body by keeping it clean from environmental toxins. Eat food that was grown organically, drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day, get in quality movement each day. This is the only body you get. Treat it like it’s someplace you’d like to live. 

Be Kind to Mother Earth, it’s the only place you have to live!
 
Reduce, Recycle, Refuse, Renew, Be Responsible.
 

 

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