Earth Day 40th Anniversary

Earth Day 2010Every day should be a day when we commit to sustainable living. For a lot of us, we have committed to conscious living and we look at the choices we make to lower our environmental impact from big issues like how we transport ourselves to smaller issues like which bunch of broccoli to buy.

Why do we need Earth Day? To refocus our efforts, recommit to doing more, inspire our actions by learning about the actions of others. As with New Year’s resolutions, taking a day to assess our progress helps us to check whether we’ve met our goals, check whether we can push our goals further to see greater results. This also gives us a day when we and our community can meet to celebrate, give service, and take action.

Earth Day is a launch pad for course-changing, positive environmental action. Since 1970, Earth Day has activated individuals and organizations annually to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive relationship with the planet.

We work every day to make better choices. On this day, we come together to ask what collective action we can take.

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.

Earth Day activities are taking place today and all weekend. Find activities in your community and make a lasting change.

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