This April 22nd we’ll be celebrating the 46th Earth Day! Back on the 22nd April 1970, 20 million Americans participated in the first ever Earth Day, founded by Gaylord Nelson; today it’s a multicultural movement involving 1 billion people each year!
Earth Day Network (EDN) is a powerful mode of environmental activism. Its aim is rooted in raising awareness and greater consciousness around the world in order to help build a healthier, more sustainable planet where climate change is addressed and every environment protected for future generations to come.
From eradicating global warming, protecting forests, recycling, fighting for cleaner energy and the reduction of fossil fuels, to protecting endangered species, saving our oceans, planting trees and striving for cleaner air, EDN is bringing us all together to create big changes.
Did you know that:
- EDN is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement
- They work with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries
- EDN wants to plant 7.8 billion trees within the next 5 years
- EDN’s amazing contribution to positive environmental change takes place through a combination of education, public policy and consumer campaigns…
…and you can get involved, too!
You can start right now! Increase your recycling efforts, reduce your carbon footprint, eat less meat, buy local produce and reduce your use of disposable plastic. You could even plant a tree, send a donation or spread the word by using the hashtag #trees4earth.
In 2020, Earth Day will be 50 years old! The planting of billions of trees is just one of five of their ambitious goals; make sure you check out their website to keep up to date with the other 4 world-changing goals they have up their sleeve. You can find this and other events in your area at the Earth Day website.