For the past year, Earth911 has honored the 52-year history of Earth Day with 52 Actions for the Earth. Each week since Earth Day 2022, we have shared an action you can take to invest in the Earth and make your own life more sustainable. Tomorrow is the 53rd annual Earth Day. This week, you can take action for the Earth by taking part in Earth Day.
Action: Participate in Earth Day
Earth Day Events
For Earth Day 2023, EarthDay.org is continuing to emphasize its Invest in Our Planet theme with six campaigns: climate literacy, plastic pollution, the Canopy Project, civic engagement, the Great Global Cleanup, and sustainable fashion.
There are literally thousands of Earth Day events that you can participate in. Many of them, like litter clean up events, clothing swaps, and town halls support these campaigns. Others, like rallies and teach-ins, are more comprehensive celebrations of the day. If you have been following our weekly Earth Actions, you already have a plan for Earth Day. Now all you need to do is follow it.
But if you don’t have a plan, it’s not too late to join in. Use EarthDay.org’s interactive map to find events near you. If you can’t find a suitable event to join on Earth Day, you can help keep the momentum going after April 22. Spend your Earth Day planning your own environmental action or education event to take place later. Use EarthDay.org’s online resources and planning tools to create your own event. You can organize a clean-up, host a clothing swap, plan a digital event or prepare a virtual or in-person teach-in.
Actions for the Earth
Whether or not you turn out for an event on Earth Day, you can take sustainable action on April 22. You might even think of Earth Day as a type of new year and use this day to make an environmental resolution that can extend the impact of your action through the year to come. Take some time to learn about the campaigns on the EarthDay.org website. If any of them speak to you, make your plan now for how you will support and contribute to that work in the coming year.
To help you with that, or with any other aspect of your life that you want to make more sustainable, use the Earth911 website. Browse past Earth Action posts for simple, concrete steps that you can take each week. You can find more in-depth articles on eating greener, cutting your carbon emissions, and eliminating toxins from your home and garden.
April 22 is as good a day as any to draw attention to the environment. And it’s important to have a special day dedicated to bringing people together to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, acknowledge the services nature provides to the people who live on our planet, and renew our commitment to protect the environment that houses us. But we can’t fulfill that commitment in one day. As we move into year 53, let’s all make every day Earth Day.