Be an Earth Advocate

Get Involved with Earth Day Activites




The world, now in greater peril than ever, also has unprecedented opportunity to build a new future. Every year on Earth Day, we have the collective power to bring about historic advances in individual, civic, corporate, national and international commitments to sustainability. Earth Day Network, a nonprofit organization that spearheads care for the Earth among 17,000 partners and collaborating organizations, is spearheading the effort.

“Earth Day is a catalyst for environmental change—over 40 years and 190 countries strong,” says Denis Hayes, the original Earth Day organizer and an Earth Day Network board member. Together, he says, “We will ignite this generation, the Green Generation, with the vigor and passion of the first Earth Day.”

More than a billion people annually participate in Earth Day activities. This month, volunteers around the world are engaged in large and small steps to green up their communities as part of the networks’ A Billion Acts of Green movement. Some are widening their reach through a green social network. Others are participating in 500 town hall-style meetings with local leaders on Earth Day to discuss response to climate change. Students are rallying in campus events. Communities of artists and athletes for the Earth are also on board.

“The first Earth Day motivated U.S. citizens to charge government leaders with responsibility for the health of the environment,” says Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club. “More than forty years later, environmental legislation for climate action is more important than ever; passing a climate bill in the United States is imperative.” Supported priorities include renewable energy, green jobs and a new green economy.

Find scheduled Earth Day activities and register a personal or corporate green action at www.EarthDay.net.

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