- Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017
Earth Day Network's mission is simple: To Build the world's largest environmental movement.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 brought together 20 million Americans to voice the importance of building a healthy, sustainable environment and address climate change. Twenty years later, the Eco-movement went global in over 141 countries uniting 200 million people to share their stories, suggestions and inspiration for the future. Now, over 1 billion individuals in 196 countries and 50,000 partners take part in Earth Day activities each year.
This Earth Day, April 22, 2017, the Earth Day Network calls for the world's environmental groups to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement to protect the Earth for future generations. Environmental leaders wish to reach their Acts of Green goals by 2020. (See Earth Day's 2020 Prospectus Plan for achievement.)
“I don’t want to protect environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.”
Getting Involved this Earth Day
There are numerous ways for individuals to get involved in the green movement; but here are a few ways to live a greener life:
- Plant trees worldwide: "Our planet is losing over 15 billion trees each year - that's 56 acres of forest every minute." (EarthDay.org) Deforestation contributes to poverty and wildlife extinction. Planting trees is an easy way to fight climate change and control environmental issues.
- Go vegan: Or, just eat less meat. The meat industry generates 1/5 of man-made greenhouse gas emission worldwide. Save animals and protect the environment in one action!
- Stop using disposable plastic: Give up bottled water. Eliminating the use of plastics helps protect the environment and save wild animals that may get trapped in plastic goods.
- Organize a Community Wide Donation Drive: Bring neighbors together and spread the word about land protection, wildlife safety, and climate control.
- Protect wildlife places: Whether you live near an ocean, river, forest, mountain, or lake, protecting the land is vital. For this reason, Deerbusters works with land managers, conservationists and forest rangers to protect the land with deer fencing.
- Recycle: Separate glass, paper and plastics.
On April 22, 2017, we ask that individuals take time to clean up their communities, pick up trash that is laying on the ground, talk to environmental leaders about environmental concerns and think about ways to implement new agricultural programs that will help our world thrive.