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Friday, April 20, 2018

Easy Ways to Get Involved on Earth Day

On Sunday, April 22, the United States will observe Earth Day. Founded in 1970, by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, this day is set apart to recognize the importance of environmental protection and participate in small acts of service to keep our Earth and environment clean and healthy.

Countries around the world participate in Earth Day (or Earth Week) events. Each year, the Earth Day Network organizes activities around a new theme. This year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution and the Network is encouraging individuals and communities to participate in recycling events and make pledges to reduce their plastic usage. Keep reading for more ways to get involved in Earth Day 2018.

End Plastic Pollution

This year, the Earth Day Network is focused on working with individuals, organizations, and communities to teach them how to end plastic pollution. They recommend using their tools to learn more about your plastic consumption and plan ways to use less of it. And, once you’ve adopted new habits and behaviors, they encourage sharing them with your friends and communities through photos, videos, and events.

Think Local

Towns and cities across the country organize Earth Day events like picking up trash, cleaning a river bank, or freshening up a community park. Get in touch with your municipality to find out what’s going on in your neck of the woods!

Support a Highly-Rated Organization

Perhaps you aren’t able to get outside and get involved in a project this weekend. That’s okay! You can use Charity Navigator’s Earth Day Hot Topic to find a highly-rated organization working to protect and preserve the Earth and environment.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recycle anything acceptable at any place that does it. I planted flowers .🐦