I love this planet we call home. I’ve had the good fortune to travel to many parts of it and everywhere I go, I find more reasons to cherish and preserve its beauty. From the clover necklaces I constructed as a child, to the crusty ice at the summit of Mount Adams, from the majestic condor soaring over the Andes to the teensy lady bug on my windowsill, there is so much to take in. For me, time spent in nature is an unparalleled journey of awe and wonder, beauty and humility. It is medicine for the soul, and rejuvenation for the body. With every fiber of my being I want to hang onto this precious resource—this life-sustaining, drop-dead gorgeous, spinning ball of matter in the universe. Mother Earth, in short, is a celebration of the rich diversity of life here on earth.