Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day 2017. This year, the Earth Day Network, is launching an ambitious goal of achieving global climate and environmental literacy by Earth Day 2020. According to the Earth Day Network, education is the foundation for progress to build a global citizenry, which is fluent in the concepts of climate change, and awareness of its unprecedented threat to our planet.
There are easy things you can do each day that can leave a smaller ecological footprint on the Earth:
–Stop using disposable plastic / cut down on the use of disposable plastic
-Limit your red meat consumption / Meatless Mondays (meat industry is responsible for 1/5 of man-made greenhouse gas emissions)
-Plant a tree or donate to plant a tree
The more you do these simple things, the more likely they become habits and create a bigger positive impact on the Earth.
This Earth Day, there is also a March for Science in Washington, D.C., to fight against efforts to silence science and focus on creating and supporting knowledge sharing, community engagement, citizen science and stewardship. Teach-ins on topics such as global warming will be held as well as other learning opportunities. Stand up! Join up! Take Action!
For a list of activities, ways to donate, and more info, visit: https://www.earthday.org/earthday/