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 15

The Great Forgetting You know a movie’s good when it starts to change your thinking AND your behaviour. Last night I reviewed the film ‘Don’t Look Up’ (you can read the review here) and, as a result, today I took a first step in refusing to be brainwashed to join […]

January 14

Just Look Up I’ve never reviewed a movie before, but tonight, for my #AYearInADay action, I decided to watch and review ‘Don’t Look Up’. With all the buzz around it, and a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo di Caprio, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett (who I seriously didn’t recognise!) […]

January 13

Time Travelling in the Time of Covid Since Omicron arrived I’m rarely leaving the house, but I AM having a real ball time-travelling. I don’t know if it’s age, or COVID, but I’ve been filled with nostalgia for a past life. During the first Lockdown I tidied and sorted and […]

January 12

Turning sunflower, broccoli, kale, red mustard and red cabbage seeds into microgreens Today the Planetary Health Initiative taught seed saving to a group of young people participating in the online Permaculture Design Course, so seeds have been on my mind. Many of the veggies in my garden are going to […]

January 11

Taking positive action inspires and creates a cascading effect leading to change I keep thinking I’m doing everything I possibly can, and then someone surprises me by showing me there’s so much more that can be done to restore planetary health. Today I looked back at the last 10 days […]

January 10

Salvaging mistakes Last night I was so worried about my boys having Covid that I totally forgot to put my sour dough into the fridge to prove over night. When I woke up this morning the dough had ‘grown’ all over our stove. My immediate reaction was to sink into […]