April 22nd marks the 50th Earth Day, a day in which people around the world seek to raise awareness for the future of the planet. It’s a day of celebrating our beautiful planet, but more importantly about thinking and setting plans in motion to do better for the planet. However, we are currently in the midst of a pandemic and we cannot gather in large groups or even come within fix feet of someone who we do not live with. Therefore, this year’s celebrations and activism will have to look a bit different.
Thanks to technology, Earth Day will be going digital. People will have to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations about the environment via the internet. USA Today explains the ways we can all participate from home while social distancing: “protesting virtually; creating a poster and sharing it on social media with hashtags like #EarthDayNetwork; attending a virtual presentation organized by students, universities and other leaders; watching a performance; playing trivia games; and more.”
Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, says: “Amid the recent outbreak, we encourage people to rise up but to do so safely and responsibly — in many cases, that means using our voices to drive action online rather than in person.”
This year’s Earth Day theme is climate action. If you’re interested in knowing ways you can start changing your life this Earth Day for a better future for the planet, check out the following resources:
- 5 Things You Can Do Today to Fight Climate Change
- If We Ate Less Meat, This Is What Would Happen to the Planet
- In the Fight to Fix the Climate, Less (Meat) is More
- 5 Reasons to Combat Climate Change — For the Animals
- Report Backed by United Nations Urges People to Eat Plant-Based to Stop Climate Change
- 5 Facts About Animal Agriculture and Air Pollution
- Everything You Need to Know About Plastic Pollution
- 5 Big Causes of Deforestation and How You Can Stop It
- All You Need To Know About Deforestation
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