Earth Day 2017: A Billion Acts of Green
Earth Day 2017
Create Your Own Act of Green
Here Are Some Fun Ideas for your own Act of Green!
- “My classroom wrote 27 letters to the President about climate change.” Emily, Philadelphia PA
- “I gave up smoking as an act of green. I would have generated 730,000 cigarette butts and my kids would have inhaled my second hand smoke.” Larry, New Orleans
- “I planted 10 fruit trees for my less fortunate neighbor. He likes oranges.” Ted, Tampa FL
- “My family decided to stop eating meat for a month. We will let you know how that goes.” Barbara, Des Moines
- “I voted for candidates who believe that climate change is real. I guess I will have to get a few more of my friends the next time.” Julio, Phoenix
Plant a Tree – The Canopy Project
Through the Canopy Project, Earth Day Network works on the ground with organizations worldwide that strengthen communities through tree planting. Using sapling and seed distribution, urban forestry, agroforestry, and tree care training, we have empowered rural and urban people alike to conserve, repair, and restore tree cover to their lands.
March for Science
Earth Day Network is co-organizing, with the March for Science, the rally and teach-in event on the National Mall on Earth Day 2017. This year’s event and campaign will fight against efforts to silence science and focus on creating and supporting knowledge sharing, community engagement, citizen science and stewardship.
Reduce your Footprint
Humans are consuming natural resources at an alarming rate. For the past couple of decades we have consumed more resources annually than the Earth can replenish. Today humans consume the equivalent of 1.5 planets’ worth of resources every year and, unless something changes, we are expected to consume 2 planets’ worth of resources by 2050!
For full details visit: earthday.org/take-action
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. earthday.org