Reducing or eliminating the impacts of large polluters and fossil fuel companies remain the top priority for supporting the health of our planet, but the inception of Earth Day in the United States sparked a level of individual responsibility that, on a widespread level, can make a significant difference. The power of action is at the heart of Earth Day’s purpose: to make change by doing, not by simply settling for promises without a plan. To that end, everybody can be involved in protecting our planet by making an Earth Day pledge. What will yours be?
If you’re having trouble thinking of ideas to help you be a part of the solution, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some Earth Day facts–including a quick background on how Earth Day came to exist as we know it today—Earth Day activities you can do to celebrate and spread the word on April 22, and, finally, five Earth Day pledges you can commit to over the course of the next year. Before you know it, you’ll be practicing more sustainable habits, setting a good example for your friends and family, and honoring the spirit of Earth Day by taking action.