Make Every Day Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day April 22. As people did in 1970, we can make our voices heard and act responsibly with the environment. On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, because of social distancing, there won’t be millions of people across the country marching to support environmental improvements. Ironically, we will reduce carbon emissions by not driving, while millions of people unite online to draw attention to the environmental crisis. If you want to help make history, you can watch Earth Day Network’s online teach-ins, follow social media campaigns, or watch live coverage of global digital mobilizations at earthdaylive.org. Another link for Earth Day activities is mnearthday.org.
Take every-day actions to protect our water and earth. Small, ongoing actions by many make a difference. Let’s make this an Earth Year, with renewed commitment to do our part. Here are a few easy ways to get started:
- Sign up to remove leaves and debris from a nearby storm drain. Please invite a friend or neighbor to do the same and let’s see how many drains we can adopt. Find information at https://www.adopt-a-drain.org/. If you sign up, send an email to Barb Luck at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll report the total number of drains adopted.
- Pick up trash that accumulated over the winter in your neighborhood or local park. Work alone or in a small group and recycle as much as possible.
- Look for neonicotinoid-free plants when selecting your spring plantings. Neonicotinoids are pesticides that are very toxic to pollinators, beneficial insects, and aquatic invertebrates.
Learn more: http://www.xerces.org/pesticides/understanding-neonicotinoids There are many more suggestions for you and your family found here: https://www.earthday.org/take-action-now/.