A Year in a Day

A Year in a Day Citizen Science Project

Working together to restore planetary health urgently
30 March: 3 months, 456 actions, 72 contributors
STEP 1: 365 actions – achieved in 2.5 months!!!
STEP 2: Let’s try for 365 actions in one day 
on World Health Day 7 April 2022
Share your action, or actions, for World Health Day here
Need ideas? Get ideas for what to do and see what we’ve already done here 

To respond to the urgency of the need for everyone to do more to restore planetary health, the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative’s Pluriversity has initiated a Citizen Science Project in 2022 called ‘A Year in a Day’.

We’d love you to join us. If, in one day, we can inspire 365 of us to do something more, something we wouldn’t ordinarily do, to restore planetary health, we will achieve the action of a whole year in one day.

We hope you get inspired to contribute by reading them here. Share your actions on our blog or our social media.

Each day someone from the Planetary Health Initiative will be blogging about one additional action we’ve taken. We’ll also be suggesting ways that Blue Mountains City Council can support you to take an action.  

We are exploring 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.

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.

We don’t expect you to do something every day, but you can help us spread the word so that as many people as possible can contribute – even just one small action.

Let us know the day you took your action so we can add it to our tally.


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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. […]

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 […]