Saturday, April 22, 2017

Global Day Service Day Continues: Today is Earth Day 2017


Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day 2017. Seniors Jake U. and Cathy Z. have organized a street clean-up.  The Cyclone Environmental Club cleaned-up Casady's Adopt a Street portion of Penn and Britton.  The Club met at 8:30 at the Student Center for breakfast and safety instructions before the clean-up started.   


 Tips to SAVE THE Planet 

Go Earth Go!



Go Cyclones Go!









  




Stop to play the Compassion Earth Week Games: WATER IS LIFE - April 22-30th 
Play as an individual or a Team
Register at http://compassiongames.org/earth-week/

Water is Life, Compassion Earth Games

Agents of Compassion,

We have critical information for you from Compassion HQ...

In ancient times, it was taught that a great Worldwide River flowed through this world, whose waters nourished and connected all that it touched. Its waters were so abundant, it was said, and so good, that it made life possible for plants, who covered the Earth with a blanket of lush green. This is why the Earth is a green and blue planet: blue like water, and green, like plants.

The plants fed the insects, which fed the animals, which all fed the people. And so it was understood that Water was Life, and that it should be protected and appreciated so that all living beings, including human beings, could live the life they were meant to live. 


Life went on like this for a very, very long time.

Today, however, many of these teachings have been largely forgotten.

When a human being forgets the teachings of the Worldwide River, they may begin to treat the Earth’s waters differently. They may put their garbage or pollution into the water, not realizing it will one day flow back to the water they must drink. They may not care that the dirty water will make the plants and the animals sick, but people must eat these plants and animals, which will eventually make them sick, and their children sick, too.

It was foretold by the ancients that human beings may one day forget this knowledge, and that these bad things might happen, as they are indeed happening. But... they also foretold that human beings would one day remember the old stories, and learn again to care for the Worldwide River, and therefore care for all life!

Agents, as the ancients foretold, the old teachings are returning! Water Protectors of the 7th Generation arise all around Mother Earth as we speak! They carry with them the message “Mni Wiconi,” which means Water is Life


They invite you to join with them!

Water is Life! Protect the Sacred Earth Week
is here! Let the Compassion Games begin!


Our first mission, Agents, is to walk in nature and imagine that place in one thousand years.
Agents, our first mission is to connect with nature by walking in a place that is meaningful to you. Invite a friend to join you on your journey if you prefer. 

Maybe your place is a forest trail, a garden, the beach or your backyard. How do you feel when you are in this special space? Allow yourself to really settle into the moment and feel the vibrancy of life happening all around you.

After some time, begin to imagine what this place might be like in one thousand years. Imagine someone, just like you, visiting this place, enjoying the wonders and peacefulness you are experiencing right now.


Agents, over the next 9 days of Love This Place! Serve the Earth Week our missions will focus on exploring fun and meaningful ways to care for the Earth, each other, and ourselves. Through our time together we will discover ways to walk lighter on Mother Earth that bring us more happiness and connection, while positively impacting the future generations of life on our one and only home!
Agents, remember... share your experiences on theCompassion Report Map to inspire others and amplify the power of your compassion for Mother Earth!

Good luck!

Going Deeper:


“I see a time of seven generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become One Circle again.” -Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Nation

This mission was inspired from the teachings and laws of Indigenous Peoples. In many First Nation cultures, an utmost importance is placed on being mindful of how our actions will impact our children, and our children's children, for seven generations of life to come. It also honors the ancient teachings from the Tree of Life that we are interconnected with all living things.


Each day during the Water is Life! Protect the Sacred Earth Week, the Compassion Torch will be passed to a different Champion of Compassion. With the launch of Earth Week, we are beyond honored to pass the Compassion Torch to Earth Day Network, our partner and continuous source of regeneration for the Earth and all life.
As the world looks to find a new way to balance, preserve and protect Mother Earth we are grateful to have a partnership with the Earth Day Network and to recognize them as the lead “champion of compassion”.