Water is Life! Protect the Sacred Earth Week is a nine-day global challenge to inspire acts of love, service, and compassion toward our Mother Earth and all life. The challenge is hosted by Compassion Games, a nonprofit organization based in Washington. The group offers fun and creative ways to ignite and catalyze compassionate action in
communities around the world. In the five annual Compassion Games, which includes Protect the Sacred Earth Week, competition becomes coopetition as teams and individuals challenge one another to strive together to make our planet a better place to live through community service, acts of kindness, and raising monies for local causes.
Beginning in 2017 on April 22nd and continuing through April 30th, Protect the Sacred Earth Week catalyzes the love human beings have for the Earth by bringing people together globally to participate in a playful competition of compassionate action.
How the Coopetitions Work. Individuals can participate as players or organize a team that may include friends, families, co-workers, classmates, congregants, or neighbors, and can organize or join service projects to give back to our communities. Service projects can strengthen what is already taking place or lead to new projects, such as distributing clothing to the homeless, planting a community garden (and donating the food!), or helping a neighbor with home repairs.
After the acts of compassion and service projects have been completed, teams and individuals report and reflect on their activities and outcomes on a Compassion Report Map to measure impact and inspire others to get involved. Through these Compassion Reports, Compassion Games is able to measure and benchmark the collective impact that these actions have on the world, allowing us to challenge ourselves to be more compassionate as we increase our capacity to bring compassion to life, year after year.
In Earth Week, “players” and “teams” strive together to come up with fun, meaningful, and creative ways to develop regenerative practices that celebrate life’s interconnectivity, while cultivating a responsibility to protect and restore the Earth for future generations of life to come. Sign up for Earth Week!