College of Education Self-Care

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Self-care and Earth Day

April 15, 2024

Dear College of Education Community,

Next Monday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, a time to be mindful that we are caring for ourselves when we care for the earth! Events are available all week all over the world and can be found at the Official 2024 Earth Day website: “Join us to honor and celebrate our remarkable planet on this extraordinary day. Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability, encouraging us to come together and take action for a healthier planet and brighter future. Through various events, toolkits, and initiatives, we aim to raise awareness, inspire change, and foster a deeper connection with nature. Let's unite in our efforts to protect the Earth today and for generations to come. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and create a more sustainable world.”

if you are interested in viewing an Earth Day toolkit with special sections for universities, faculty, and students, please go to 

and also view this PDF 

And if you would like to attend any of the sessions of a free virtual summit focused on both personal and ecological wellness, The Heart of Nature Summit begins this coming Tuesday and concludes on Earth Day. Presenters include TARA BRACH, PHD, Psychologist, Buddhist Teacher, Author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion and DANIEL J. SIEGEL, MD., UCLA Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Executive Director of Mindsight Institute, Bestselling Author of Brainstorm, Mindsight, & Aware.
Register now for FREE.

 For a list of other self-care options, you can also go to our COE self-care website for resources for faculty, staff, students, and the community at

Let’s commit to caring for both ourselves and the earth!