“Invest in our Planet”
Earth Day is an annual event to raise awareness about environmental issues. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, efforts have resulted in major changes such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the signing of the Paris Agreement.
“For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.” (earthday.org)
10 ways to invest in our planet:
- Tune into the Earth Day Live series to learn first hand from experts about campaigns and how you can help from a grassroots level all the way up to your state officials’ offices.
- Unsubscribe from catalogs and donate to The Canopy Project to save the trees! For every $1 donated, one tree is planted!
- Enjoy spending time outside? Support the Great Global Cleanup and pick up trash while enjoying your outdoor activities. It’s a great way to save that plastic bottle cap from the landfill while you are on your morning walk!
- Be a part of the change. Change your diet to fight climate change! Try participating in meatless Mondays. Check out some plant-based recipes.
- Try a foodprint calculator to find out exactly how your meals impact the planet.
- Advocate for governments to make climate change and climate literacy a core feature of school curriculum across the globe. Learn more about climate literacy and sign the petition.
- Stop deforestation by supporting companies that take an active role against it. And, this Earth Day, consider donating to The Canopy Project.
- Calculate your personal carbon footprint and make changes to reduce it. It’s something we can all do to help the planet.
- Plastic pollution is one of the most important environmental problems that we face today. Calculate your personal plastic consumption, then use our tips to help break free from single-use plastics!
- Consumer demand for renewable energy sources is one of the most immediate actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and restore our earth. Call your utility and ask for green power.
For more resources and information about the work that the Providence Green Team is doing to support sustainability and green initiatives, check out the PRMCE Environmental Stewardship SharePoint.
Lastly, if you are at our Colby campus on 4/22, feel free to stop by our cafeteria for an Earth Day celebration meal representing sustainability and earth friendly food options.
Our Earth Day Menu:
- Garden Veggie Burgers (gluten free bun options)
- Shredded Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Chia Pudding Dirt Cups
If you have questions about Earth Day projects, please reach out to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Lead Brooke Chhina at [email protected].