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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April 4

Climate Action Now The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – released in March 2022 – urgently warns us the window to limit the threatening impacts of climate change is closing and immediate action is needed. We know this is the critical decade for reducing emissions. […]
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April 3

  Start again! As I continue to take steps to move towards a zero-waste life, on the 5th February I made an attempt to turn used cooking oil and ashes from the fire into soap. Sadly it didn’t work and ended up a greasy mess. I left it on a […]
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  HOLIDAYING LOCAL & SUPPORTING LOCAL AGRICULTURE Our son came home for the weekend and I explained how, on World Health Day this coming Thursday 7 April, we’re hoping to inspire 365 people to all take one new action to restore planetary health, so that we can have the action […]
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April 1

FIRST OYSTER MUSHROOM HARVEST What an exciting evening! Tonight, 4 weeks and 5 days after taking the plunge and having a go at inoculating recycled paper with spawn, we harvested and ate our first crop of blue oyster mushrooms. It was hard to say goodbye to them after the sculptural […]
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March 31

  Stone Paper Recipe Book As the rain continues, the mould grows and more stories of loss in the floods  surface, I’ve thought about all the memories and all the knowledge lost as books and artworks are completely destroyed by water. So, tonight, I opened the Stone Paper Sketchbook I’d […]
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March 30

An Invincible Summer “In the  midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” These are the words of existential writer Albert Camus, who wrote The Plague, two years after the end of WWll. Today, on  yet another interminably grey wet day, sunshine arrived briefly (via a […]