It’s April, Take Action

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Since first celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has become an annual event celebrated on April 22nd, in more than 193 countries. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is Protect Our Species. Currently, the world is facing unprecedented global destruction due to human activity which contributes to climate change, pollution, deforestation, habitat loss, and the rapid extinction of our species. Unfortunately, the havoc wreaked on our earth cannot be completely reversed, but there are ways we can slow down the rate of deterioration. Taking a stance and pledging to do more to help the Earth is a great first step in the process of saving our one and only planet. The biggest lesson that Earth Day strives to teach is that when we come together to make change, the impact can be monumental and individual small changes can add up to make a big difference.

As we are the generation responsible for making sure the Earth is sustainable for the future, I encourage you to take action, and make more Earth-friendly choices. The choices you make now impact our future and influence those of younger generations. Start by being conscious of your carbon footprint, conserve energy, recycle, create environmental awareness projects, vote for those who are committed to protecting the environment, and inspire others by sharing the green acts you do. Get involved by spreading the word about the importance of Earth Day, and donating to the cause, not only with money but with time and commitment.

The Earth Day Network is hoping to reach 3 billion green acts by their 50th anniversary next year, April 2020. Think about joining campaigns like ending plastic pollution, stopping the use of pesticides, planting trees to give back to the environment, and limiting meat consumption. For more information on ways to help make a difference and to save our planet visit https://www.earthday.org/take-action/. On the site you can find quizzes, pledges, and inspiring stories that highlight the importance of global awareness for the future, and ways to make a positive impact on both human lives and on the Earth.

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