For many of us, every day is a chance to further our efforts on behalf of the earth. But April 22 – the official annual Earth Day – gives us a chance to be part of a huge echo chamber that resonates across the globe. The statistics on the official Earth Day website say Earthday.org works with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries and that their work has mobilized more than one billion people.
Here is a bit about this year’s Earth Day theme: “This year, we rally behind the theme ‘Invest In Our Planet’, which highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues. Investing in our planet is necessary to protect it and the best way to pave a path towards a prosperous future. When we Invest In Our Planet together, we are supporting healthy, happy, and wealthy communities worldwide.”
On the Earth Day site you’ll find a wealth of tools and ideas for joining this noisy commemoration. You might want to use the information about the history to remind folks that the global environmental movement started in 1970.
Want to know about events happening where you live? On the main page for Earth Day 2023 you’ll find an amazing map of the world with virtual pins that answer that question. There’s also a spot for registering an Earth Day event if you’re organizing one.
Need ideas for taking action or ready-made resources to fuel your efforts? The Take Action section of the website includes Fact Sheets covering several different issues, Toolkits to help you create an event, and Quizzes you could use to test your own knowledge or start a conversation.
Your activism around climate change can make any day an earth day, but don’t miss the opportunity to join people all over the world making a big noise on Earth Day 2023, on Saturday, April 22.
P.S. You could also consider sharing copies of The Carbon Almanac to help invest in expanding people's knowledge on climate change.