A fun fact about the first Earth Day on April 22nd, 1972, is that more than 20 million U.S. citizens participated, including 2,000 colleges and 10,000 public schools.
Here are four ways you can invest in our planet today:
1.Organize a Community Cleanup
Community cleanups are a great way to bring people together to work for a more significant cause. Examples of cleanup projects are graffiti removal, beach cleanup, and repainting playgrounds.
2. Ask for Green Power
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." stated Socrates. Advocating for renewable energy such as biomass, solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy will contribute to a progressive, sustainable future.
3. Be an Advocate for Climate Education
Education empowers people with the skills, knowledge, and values to act as agents of change and address the impacts of climate change. Spreading the word about the climate crisis to our peers and communities will motivate others to take action.
4.Use Reusable Utensils
The disposable water bottle's life cycle contributes to global warming and pollution. Adopting a reusable water bottle as part of your daily life makes you more eco-friendly, increases your water intake, and saves money on purchasing water.