A collective call to action spanning the four corners of the world for more than 50 years, Earth Day has been both celebrated and reiterated as a partnership for the planet. Challenging world governments, and the people whom they represent, it is a global cause to reverse course and rectify our negative societal contributions to climate change based on ingenuity and sustainability.
The scientific evidence is clear that change is as much necessary as it is essential. Such a unified effort to effectively limit the use of natural resources to sustainable levels requires a more than a message shared one day a year.
Of course, it is often said that humanity should recognize that everyday is Earth Day. However, cooperation from EarthDay.Org's world body still needs the support from the planetary community. And as this year's motto ... Invest In Our Planet ...states, it is imperative that our collective call to action should echo far beyond beyond April 22nd of every year.
A week-long collaborative forum that consists of motivating shared ideas to become movements for positive change, Earth Week 2023 is packed with informative live-streaming events leading up to Earth Day on 4/22.
Here's are the scheduled events - all listed in eastern standard time (ET / GMT-4):
- April 14th (12:00pm - 1:00pm) The Fashion Industries Age of Invention
- April 17th (12:00pm - 1:00pm) Action From Elected Leaders At All Levels for Earth Day
- April 17th (2:00 - 3:30pm) Climate Literacy & The Road to COP28
- April 18th (12:00pm - 1:30pm ) Ending Plastic Pollution: The Role Petrochemical & Tobacco Industries Play in Plastic Pollution
- April 19th (2:00pm - 3:00pm) Why Planting Trees is More Important Now Than Ever
- April 20th (2:00pm - 3:00pm) Gaming for Good: A Catalyst for Environmental Change
- April 20th (4:00pm - 5:00pm) Why BlockChain? Accelerating & Funding Climate Solutions At Scale
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Living by the 3Rs is a great start. Because when you reduce, reuse, and recycle, these three actions serve a vital purpose to buy less, reuse more, and recycle what is no longer useful. Not only are they easy practices to live by, but they can also reduce your household budget, which helps you save a little more go green in your pocket.
Another option is to reduce your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced, directly and indirectly, support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide, and calculated for the time period of a year. One way to reduce your carbon footprint is carpooling to work or take mass transit if that is an option for you. However, there are other ways to reduce greenhouse gases, including purchasing locally sourced foods and using solar power in place of oil, gas, or coal.
If you want to learn more about what you can do to impact environmental change, check out our free downloads Give Back to the Planet and Going Green at Home. These should provide lots of tips and tricks on all the things one person can do to really make a difference. Download them today and you might even find a surprise inside!