A Year in a Day

Planetary Health Pluriversity

A Year in a Day Citizen Science Project

To respond to the urgency of the need to restore planetary health, the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative’s Pluriversity is initiating a Citizen Science Project in 2022 called ‘A Year in a Day’.

We want to explore whether the small actions of individuals can have an impact if we all work together – and what those impacts might be. We’re starting from the premise that every organisation, every business, every government and every community is made up of individuals, and change has to start somewhere! We can all help one another mobilise to restore planetary health and share the many different ways it’s possible do this. By sharing and collaborating, we’ll also learn new ways to create stronger communities, new ways to create livelihoods that restore planetary health, and new ways to protect, restore and regenerate the natural systems of which we are a part, and on which the health of all life depends.

Each day someone from the Planetary Health Initiative will be taking one NEW action that we wouldn’t ordinarily take and writing about it on our blog. We’ll also be suggesting ways that Blue Mountains City Council can support you to take an action.

We’d love you to join us. If, in one day, we can inspire 365 of us to take a NEW action to restore planetary health, we will achieve the action of a whole year in one day.

Imagine if we began to do this every day of the year …. we could rapidly create a much better present and an even better future! We really would be restoring planetary health.

While you may not be able to do something every day, you can help us spread the word so that as many people as possible can contribute.

It doesn’t have to be the same 365 people every day but it does need to be a NEW action that you wouldn’t ordinarily do … and it needs to be recorded on the day you took that action.


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January 21

Finally tackling an extremely unpleasant mistake I have an extremely unpleasant mistake in my backyard that’s been haunting me for three years. For my NEW action today I finally confronted it and created the solution to move forward … thanks to Blue Mountains Garden Groupies. We all make mistakes. Even […]

January 20

Sunflower Microgreens in just 8 days! I can’t believe how much fun I’m having participating in #ayearinaday. It’s stretching me to do so many things I wouldn’t otherwise have done. It also shows me just how many more things we could be doing to lead healthier lives on a healthier […]

January 19

Today we celebrated life! These young people, who have been participating in the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative Permaculture Design Course, have survived Covid. They have been involved in the training online, but today, despite it being a freezing cold wet day in the Mountains, threw themselves into creating life […]

January 18

Step-by-step Permablitz Guide to set up a Zone 0 Permaculture Kitchen Garden Council’s Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative is half way through a free Permaculture Design Course with young people thanks to the support of a Youth Opportunities Grant. It’s building on a Teacher Training Course we ran in December […]

January 17

Saving energy when we sleep It started when our little boys were scared of the dark. We had to leave the hall light on every night. They’re 21 now, and have left home, but suddenly we find ourselves older and needing to have enough light for the frequent times we […]

January 16

NEW: Un-Patented Pooper Scooper OK, I have a confession to make. Today I feel REALLY stupid. Ever since our beautiful border collie Charlie joined our family we’ve gone through packets and packets of plastic dog pooh bags, trying to be responsible citizens every time we take him for a walk. […]