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 5

Public Health Alert for Japanese encephalitis and other mosquito-borne viruses Yesterday I read that the mosquito-borne virus Japanese encephalitis has been declared an issue of national significance, with eight cases and one death recorded in the last month. Cases are being detected in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. These are the […]

March 4

If there’s one thing that’s thriving in this weather it’s fungi, and the experiment I started a few days ago to grow oyster mushrooms on recycled paper is working so well that today I felt emboldened to feed my first book to the spawn. Above: This is the first five […]

March 3

I just LOVE local and so does Blue Mountains City Council with its fabulous LOVE LOCAL campaign that includes recipes, videos and fascinating information about our local businesses, as well as a Business Directory so you can LOVE local too. It was such a treat, despite this wet and soggy […]

March 2

Today I registered my protest against war by joining the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Their newly released edition of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Hall of Fame shows the 36 banks, insurers and pension funds that comprehensively exclude all nuclear weapon producers. I then […]

March 1

Cruizin’ and Bluesin’ to tackle my Mood and the Black Mould! The concept of Planetary Health highlights how the degradation of our natural environment is now negatively impacting human health. Climate Change is clearly starting to affect our physical and mental health, and this rain and flooding are certainly depressing. […]

February 28

Cabbage and Pumpkin Leaf Kimchi With all this rain lots of pumpkin plants have sprouted out of our compost and are invading the garden, but there’s so little sun that I suspect we’ll be lucky to get any ripe pumpkins before winter. One way to boost the growth of pumpkins […]