Today marks the 50th year of Earth Day and this year’s theme is Climate Action. Not a small task but a challenge full of opportunities and one that can make the world a better place for generations to come. Earth Day was established in 1970 as a response to an environment in crisis and a demand for change and a new way forward for our planet. As a result of the first Earth Day in 1970 landmark environmental laws were passed including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In more recent history the Paris Climate Agreement was signed into force on Earth Day 2016.
Though this year the Coronavirus may keep us practicing social distancing, there are still things you can do at home to make a difference and strive for a better way forward and be kinder to our planet.
- Learn more about the environment and ways you may be able to help in your community
- Plant something
- Watch Earth Day Live
- Buy reusable bags rather than plastic
- Make the switch to a reusable water bottle and ditch the plastic bottles