October 5, 2019

     As the Semester at Sea ship passed from Amsterdam to Gdansk through the waters of the North Sea and into the Baltic, the shipboard community was busily getting acquainted, beginning classes and forming groups around mutual interest and concern. I am happy to report that the Earth Day 2020 Group was among the most popular of these and that a young woman from the contingent of students from the University of San Diego has v...

September 21, 2019

Thanks to the Sash Company for sponsoring the Earth Ambassador campaign with this gorgeous sash! It honors the work we're doing, and I wear it with pride. Thanks to the good folks there who created and embellished this official sash with love. I'm honored by this generous attention, and I carry that love and attention with me as I travel the world to share and invite participation to make Earth Day 2020 the greatest impact of...

September 13, 2019

When we ask ourselves the question “what can I do?” we have the answer right at hand: we can do what we can do.

We learn what we can do by doing what we can, and we can learn that what we can do is to work with and/or alongside others who are doing what they can. 

In this manner of doing what we can, we become fully human beings, and we can change the very world, the living planet, in which we live, Earth. 

Doing what we can do m...

September 11, 2019

According to Lao-Tsu, “The way to do, is to be,” and along with my long practice of centering in gratitude for the challenges and opportunities that life brings along to us, I take action based on what I perceive to be the truth of this. So here I am in Amsterdam prepared to do that which I am: an environmental elder who had the good fortune to help start the environmental movement in 1969, and a man who loves the whole Earth,...

September 10, 2019

Marc's year-long service as an Earth Day 2020 Ambassador commences in Amsterdam today, September 9, 2019, and ends in San Diego on December 23, 2019.

September 5, 2019

Embarking on an adventure with a good reading list…

August 14, 2019

Thank you to the KCSB News and Sports community radio for featuring Marc on August 13th, 2019! In this 22 minute interview hosted by Dylan Lewis, Marc reads the epilogue of In Love With Earth: Testimonies and Heartsongs of an Environmental Elder and discusses the importance of maintaining and instilling hope in the face of environmental devastation. Those interested may listen to this interview on SoundCloud!

June 25, 2019

Three items of Very Good News! 

1) $19,000 raised so far for the #EarthAmbassador campaign (see below)! Thanks to the donations received so far, through both GoFundMe and the Earth Island Institute project fund, our remaining goal is now $11K;

2) The deadline for meeting the new goal has been extended to June 30; and

3) A generous donor has committed a $5,000 matching donation for all gifts received now through our June 30th dead...

June 9, 2019

Thank you to KCRW for publishing the article “New book follows the birth of the environmental movement” and featuring Marc on The 805 podcast! In this podcast episode hosted by Jonathan Bastian, Marc discusses the Santa Barbara oil spill that encouraged Marc to enter an emerging opportunity: environmental law. Marc also describes his journey of rekindling hope so as to become better able to inspire hope within others! Check ou...

April 23, 2019

The Santa Barbara Independent graciously featured an excerpt of Marc's book, In Love with Earth, in their Earth Day issue. This excerpt details the important moment that changed Marc’s life forever, setting him on a new course to pursue environmental law. After the Santa Barbara oil spill blowout of 1969, Marc was encouraged by his friend, [Rep.] Pete McCloskey to change the focus of his career to protecting the environment. T...

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Marc McGinnes has been inspiring people about what could be possible for this bright blue marble, as an educator, lawyer and activist for over four decades. It's all about collaborative conversation. Join in.


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Earth Day Ambassadors are a community for the Earth and Earth Day, dedicated to generating projects and participation to create Earth Day 2020 as the most impactful ever, on the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day


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