Earth Day 2019 is just around the corner. Celebrated Monday, April 22, Earth Day is a worldwide, annual event to support environmental protection. With this year’s theme being “Protect our Species,” the Earth Day Network wants to encourage everyone to unite in an effort to sustain our planet’s species.
“Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered.
… The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few. The impacts are far reaching.
If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity’s most enduring legacy.”
Looking for ways to take action? You can participate in the ‘Protect our Species’ campaign, too. The goals this year are:
- Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
- Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
- Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
- Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use.
You can learn more about the resources available to you by visiting https://www.earthday.org/earthdayinabox/. Or learn how you can take action by participating in an event or activity by visiting https://www.earthday.org/take-action/.
“The biggest lesson from the first Earth Day: When we come together, the impact can be monumental.”