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Weekly Newsletter #70: Every Day is Earth Day

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By: burgundy bug

Earth obsevation taken by the Expedition 40 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Sunrise over Earth limb. Some Window reflections visible.

Source: NASA Images

Earlier this week, individuals around the globe came together virtually to pay homage to our planet in celebration of Earth Day.

While this worldwide celebration is an effective way to raise awareness and encourage more environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices, we’d like to remind you that these choices must live on throughout the year in order to make a positive impact.

The power to save the planet is in mankind’s hands – don’t let it slip through our fingers.

Weekly Recap

We sprang into this week with a lovely oil-pastel painting by Saumya on Sunday.

On Monday, we explored the potential effects terpenes may have on body odor, which might explain why some individuals may smell more “floral,” “citrusy,” or even a bit like cannabis long after using the substance.

Then, bird photographer Carl Bovis gave us his “birds-eye view” through his stunning photography in “Winged Beauties.”

On Tuesday, we tuned-in to a guest post by alternative pop-rock band Grassmere about the meaning behind their latest single, “Invincible.”

Afterward, we encouraged you to tune-in to New Jersey-based punk band The Carousers’ deluxe edition of their self-titled EP.

On Wednesday, we offered a few suggestions for celebrating Earth Day while staying at home for those who can’t.

Then, we discussed the role deforestation plays in the risk of future pandemics.

On Thursday, Darren Wayland from BBQ Host taught us the basics of mastering the barbecue and lettering artist Belinda Kou shared her illustration of a much-needed reminder: “Don’t Forget to Relax.”

On Friday, we released an interview with muralist and art therapist Jessie Novik who discussed her experiences working on public community art projects in the big apple.

Last, but most certainly not least, the Global Sanctuary for Elephants shared a touching explanation of the connection elephants share with nature – a connection that humans may never quite understand.

Going Forward

With just one month and some change until the release of “The Burgundy Zine #15,” we’re continuing on with our “Go Green” theme at full speed ahead.

We encourage writers, artists, musicians, and creatives alike to continue joining in our community’s celebration of the Earth before this issue’s submission deadline, which is May 21st.

In lieu of a monthly newsletter, we’ll be releasing another “Behind the Zines” this month along with a sneak-peak of our “Music Spotlight” for The Burgundy Zine #15 so far.

As always, stay healthy, stay safe, and stay green. If you’re craving a tiny slice of nature right now, we encourage you to check out our latest photos on Penelope Peru Photography.

Until next week,
burgundy bug >:^)

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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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