Today we celebrate Earth Day.
Since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has grown to include more than 1 billion participants in 192 countries, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in many different ways.
Earth Day is an opportunity to draw public awareness to environmental issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, and unsustainable resource extraction; contribute to the Earth by performing area clean ups, planting trees or helping wildlife; and educate others about our impacts on the planet.
Population growth and unprecedented interconnectedness are rapidly changing our society and accelerating effects of climate change. This Earth Day, let’s acknowledge these problems and begin the transition to a sustainable, healthy, green society. Changes that might seem small to us, like taking public transit, walking or picking up garbage, can have a positive, big impact on our environment.
Don’t forget to visit us this Saturday in Victoria at the Earth Walk and Creatively United for the Planet Festival, 12 noon to 6:30pm at St. Anne’s Academy!