5 Ways to Join the Earth Day Celebration
Do you want to do something meaningful on Earth Day? Here are five ideas for joining the celebration and making a difference for our planet.
LatinAmerican Post | Julieta Gutiérrez
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Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 as a call to action to protect our planet and raise awareness about environmental issues. Since its creation in 1970, it has been an important date around the world to inspire changes in individual and governmental behavior that reduce the negative impact on the environment. The main objective is to sensitize the world population about the challenges facing our planet in terms of pollution, climate change and other environmental problems; in addition to remembering the responsibility that we all share to protect and preserve the planet.
To join in the Earth Day celebration, there are many ways to get involved. In this article, we'll explore five ways to do that, like supporting environmental organizations and getting involved in local events.
1. Learn about earth science with NASA
NASA has put together a number of online resources to celebrate Earth Day in 2023. These resources include Earth observation images and data, as well as educational articles and videos. The agency also encourages people to join citizen science projects, such as bird watching or water quality monitoring. Participating in these projects can help collect scientific data and protect the environment.
In addition, NASA invites you to participate in local events, such as talks and exhibits, to learn more about earth science and conservation. It also calls for being part of cleanup and reforestation initiatives to make a tangible difference in protecting the environment. Overall, NASA wants to inspire people to do their part to protect our planet and work together for a more sustainable future.
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2. Go ahead and protect polar bears
The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List has identified the climate crisis as the greatest threat to the survival of polar bears. The burning of fossil fuels and deforestation are causing warming almost four times faster in the Arctic than in the rest of the world; resulting in the loss of sea ice, a vital space for hunting, breeding, and habitat for polar bears.
To address this threat, Polar Bears International is urging polar bear lovers to advocate for climate action this Earth Day. PBI is asking people to share the latest Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; considering it as a roadmap for a stable climate.
In addition to sharing the report, PBI has presented a number of options for getting involved with Earth Day, including watching a TED talk by Alysa McCall on co-existing with polar bears; tune in to live events on PBI's social networks; learn to use your vote; Lobby elected officials on behalf of polar bears, and send a free Earth Day eCard to friends and family.
3. Participate in “Earth Week” with Earthday
The organization EARTHDAY.ORG has created Earth Week for this year, which will take place from April 14 to 22. With a series of events both online and in person in different time zones. The Earth Day Live series, which began in 2020 due to the pandemic, will include talks on environmental issues such as recycling fashion and lobbying elected officials, as well as tree-planting activities and eco-games. The series will culminate on Earth Day with an "Earth Day Party" focused on climate action. On the EARTHDAY.ORG website, you can find information about events near your residence or register your own event.
4. Be part of the astronomical camp in Mexico
On April 22 you can enjoy a heavenly spectacle in one of the most enigmatic places in Mexico: Teotihuacán. Teotihuacán under the stars 2023 is an astronomical camp that will take place within the cactus reserve near the Teotihuacán Archaeological Zone. During the day, various activities related to the universe will take place, such as the immersive experience "traveling through the cosmos" in a planetarium, live music performances with the marching band "Dioses", CONNDE, tributes to Coldplay, Soda Stereo and a conference on pre-Hispanic astronomy.
5. Join the 2023 International Mother Earth Day Congress
The New Acropolis International Organization (OINA) has joined the commemoration of the International Day of Mother Earth, proposed by the General Assembly of the United Nations. New Acropolis Chile, has developed various activities around the care and preservation of the environment and sustainability. Its goal is to raise awareness about the need for a healthy balance between human beings and the earth.
For this reason, they invite you to participate in their annual event, the 2023 International Mother Earth Day Congress, which will take place online on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. The congress will bring together different exhibitors and specialists in topics related to the purpose that summons them, and will allow the strengthening of ties and potential alliances with institutions related to this purpose.