Earth Day, Every Day
The first Earth Day was celebrated in the US on April 22, 1970, when millions came together to protest against environmental degradation and advocate for environmental protection. The event was organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson, along with environmental activists and organizations, to draw attention to the urgent need for environmental conservation and sustainability.
So while today is “Earth Day”, we believe the earth should be celebrated every day because she still very much needs our protection, nurturing and advocacy.
Here are three things you can do to make a positive impact on Earth Day, and every day…
- Participate in a local environmental event, like a community cleanup or planting trees: Check local community calendars, environmental organizations or social media for Earth Day events happening in your area.
- Reduce, reuse and recycle: Make an effort to reduce your consumption, reuse items and recycle correctly. There are proper ways to recycle – learn them and then share them with others.
- Get outside: Take a walk in a park, go for a hike, enjoy a picnic. Do something to remind yourself how precious Mama Gaia is.
To make Earth Day an Every Day commitment…
- Do your best to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices into your daily routine
- Advocate for positive change that can help create a more sustainable future for generations to come
- Support organizations that care for the planet. Here are a few organizations to consider…
Earth Day Network – Link to Donate / Support
EDN is a global nonprofit that works to promote environmental education, conservation, and sustainability initiatives. They organize events and campaigns to raise awareness about environmental issues, promote sustainable practices, and advocate for policies that protect the planet.
The Nature Conservancy – Link to Donate / Support
The Nature Conservancy is a leading global nonprofit that focuses on conserving and protecting lands and waters around the world. They work to address pressing environmental challenges, including climate change, protecting critical habitats, and advocating for sustainable resource management.
Sierra Club – Link to Donate / Support
The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential environmental organizations in the United States. They work on a variety of environmental issues, including protecting natural areas, promoting renewable energy, and advocating for climate action.
Greenpeace – Link to Donate / Support
Greenpeace is an international nonprofit that focuses on advocating for environmental and social change. They conduct campaigns to raise awareness about issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, and plastic pollution, and work to promote solutions for a greener and more sustainable world.
World Wildlife Fund – Link to Donate / Support
WWF is a global nonprofit that focuses on conserving nature and reducing the most pressing threats to the planet, including climate change, habitat loss, and wildlife extinction. They work on conservation efforts, sustainable agriculture, climate action, and advocacy for environmental policies.
Clearly this list isn’t an exhaustive list. There are many other nonprofits that support Earth Day and work towards environmental conservation and sustainability. It’s always important to research and choose reputable nonprofits aligned with your values and interests before making any donations or getting involved.
If you have a favorite nonprofit, let us know! You can reach us on chat at Selflessly or send an email to [email protected].
Remember, one of the most cost-efficient ways you can make an impact is to donate via payroll deduction through your employer’s workplace giving program.
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