EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Greatest Challenge – Saving the Planet and Our People
As we celebrate Earth Day 2018, it is critical to recognize that we all have a role to play in saving our planet – which must include attending to those who are suffering emotionally.
As we approach Earth Day on April 22, 2018, a global movement dedicated to environmentalism, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour, reflects on the importance of the intersection between environmental justice and emotional and mental well being.
In December of last year in Rome, I had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen Rogers – President of the Earth Day Network. Kathleen is a fierce advocate for environmental action and social justice. Under her leadership, Earth Day has grown into an international movement with an annual participation of over one billion people in 192 countries.
On that crisp December afternoon, Kathleen and I toured the Gardens of the Vatican – getting to know each other’s work, appreciating the incredible beauty of the Gardens and feeling the sacredness of the ancient space we were visiting. It was a humbling experience.