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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March 23

  Retro fashion: Vintage knitting needle bracelet Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth, so today my action for A Year in a Day was to take a little time out to play and reimagine a joyous future in which wearing Retro was the norm. I rummaged through my old knitting needles […]
Earth Hour

March 22

  Climate Action Now Today I signed up to participate in Earth Hour, this coming Saturday 26 March at 8.30pm via this link and I ordered FREE Climate Action Now signs and bin stickers from this link …. just like the one in this photo by Jo Fraser:     […]

March 21

  Giving X-rays a new life! Did you know that X-ray films contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver! The more we recycle silver, the less we’ll need to mine for it. You can now drop off your X-rays at the […]

March 20

  Eating Green to limit global warming The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C WORLD is a new report by the C40 Cities Climate Group, academics at Leeds University, and engineering firm Arup. It addresses the important role cities play in reducing consumption-based emissions to limit global warming. The […]

March 19

  Trying to give back as much as I take Today I tried to visualise everything I’ve taken from this world in my lifetime. I tried to imagine how high the pile of food I’ve eaten would be; how high the pile of all the clothes I’ve owned would be; […]

March 18

  Perfection is over-rated! The thing that I’m loving most about A Year in a Day is the generous sharing culture that is emerging. Each person who contributes, does so because they want to share hope, kindness, ideas, and skills, and create a supportive community committed to restoring planetary health. […]