World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5June: engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity, a concern that is both urgent and existential.
« When I saw the NASA picture of the Earth, the magnificent Blue Marble, in December 1972, I fell in love with this iconic image instantly. And through this incredible image I fell in love with the Earth herself. Love of our Mother Earth is one the keys to succeed in the Great Transition that humankind is starting to accomplish. » declares Satish Kumar.
« We are extremely honored to welcome Satish Kumar to celebrate World Environment day and biodiversity. He is a leading voice in environmental activism that has always placed love at the core of our relationship with nature and humans, values which are fundamentals to OneHome. Satish’s energy and passion is infinite and we hope that this beautiful declaration of love to our Mother Earth will inspire the new generation of environmental activists. » indicates Jean-Pierre Goux, founder and President of OneHome.
Satish Kumar is an Indian British activist and editor. He has been a Jain monk, nuclear disarmament advocate, pacifist, and is Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Now living in England, Kumar is founder of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological studies. His most notable accomplishment is the completion, together with a companion, E. P. Menon, of a peace walk of over 8,000 miles in 1962–64, from New Delhi to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington, D.C., the capitals of the world's earliest nuclear-armed countries. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate. Satish Kumar is the author of numerous books, among which Soil Soul Society: A New Trinity For Our Time (2013) and Elegant Simplicity(2019).