This year Earth Day is April 22nd. This year’s campaign is all about environmental & climate literacy. According to the web-sight that means:
“We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.
But what does this all mean? It means that we need to take a closer look at our footprint and how it affect our plant and our future generations. What are we doing right now that is impacting our environment and understanding the long term effect. It is our responsibility to live as environmentally aware as possible.
What are some things we can do to that make a big impact, for the positive, on our environment.
Create Your Own Act of Green- Make the decision to improve the environment then make the change. Stop smoking, plant a garden, bike to work. Small acts can lead to big changes.
Plant a Tree or Donate to Plant a Tree– Deforestation is responsible for 15% of the green house gasses. Planting trees is the easiest way to fight climate change. If diggin’ in the dirt is not your thing your can donate to the Canopy Project. $1 = 1 Tree.
March for Science- Earth Day Network is co-organizing, with the March for Science, the rally and teach-in event on the National Mall on Earth Day 2017. This year’s event and campaign will fight against efforts to silence science and focus on creating and supporting knowledge sharing, community engagement, citizen science and stewardship.
Reduce Your Footprint- Humans are consuming our natural resources at an alarming rate. By the year 2050 we will consume the natural resources equivalent to 2 planets. Take the quiz to see how you can reduce your footprint.
Eat Less Meat- The meat industry is responsible for 36 billion tons of greenhouse gases annually and meat consumption has tripled over the last four decades. If you want to make a real dent on our carbon footprint take the Meatless Monday pledge and pledge to not eat meat one day a week.
Stop Using Disposable Plastic- Currently about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. With only 10% being properly recycled, the rest are ending up in our landfills or our natural environment.
Earth Day is April 22nd. This year it the time to take action, get involved, give to the cause and spread the word. Making changes, no matter the size, will inevitability reduce our carbon foot print and save and preserve our world for future generations.
What changes will you make to celebrate Earth Day?