Happy Earth Day!
Welcome to the largest civic observance in the world, Earth Day. Every year on April 22nd since 1970, Earth Day is observed through a combination of education, public policy and consumer campaigns whose objective is to reduce pollution, mobilize clean up efforts and curb global warming. Earth Day’s network is now 1 billion people and nearly 192 countries strong and growing!
2019’s campaign is focused on protecting threatened and endangered species. This list includes coral reefs, bees and other various insects, whales, elephants and giraffes who are all at a real risk of extinction but can also still recover if we work together and demand action from our politicians, world leaders, educators and fellow consumers.
Now the “what you can do” portion of the post. There are many Boston area “clean ups”including the 20th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup as part of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup which has cleaned up more than 25 MILLION POUNDS of trash to date! The event is this Saturday, April 27th from 9am-noon so mark your calendars and check out crwa.org for details!