Macie Adams - April 22nd, 2022
Earth Day 2022
Happy Earth Day, Neutralizers! In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to shed light on environmental issues and propel the environmental movement across the United States. As a result of the first celebrated Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in July of 1970 to create environmental regulations and enforce national pollution legislation. The Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were passed soon after the establishment of the EPA. Today, Earth Day is “the largest secular event in the world,” according to the Earth Day Network, with more than 1 billion people from all over the globe coming together to make a positive impact on our planet.
How can you make a difference?
There are so many ways that you can make a difference; here are just a few ways to participate in Earth Day:
1. Plant a tree
2. Pick up trash in your neighborhood
3. Conserve energy at home
4. Educate yourself and others on the importance of environmental conservation
5. Calculate and offset your carbon footprint
In addition, consider supporting organizations that live out the Earth Day values every day by spreading awareness for the climate change crisis and educating the public on environmental protection. Here’s a short list of impactful non-profits carrying out this important mission:
“EarthDay.Org’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EarthDay.Org is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.”
The Nature Conservancy
“The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded in the U.S. through grassroot action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world.”
“Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership, and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.”
Clean Air Task Force
“Push the technology and policy changes needed to achieve a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost.”
Climate Emergency Fund
“Climate Emergency Fund is a non-profit, publicly supported corporation that funds and supports individual activists and organizations working to educate the public on the threat of climate change and demand action from policy makers.”
What are we doing at Neutral to celebrate Earth Day?
Our team is geographically dispersed, so we’re each taking actions in our own communities. Collectively, though, Neutral is making a donation to The Nature Conservancy in honor of Earth Day. We love the work this non-profit has done to defend natural resources, protect endangered species, keep our drinking water clean, preserve nature and advance conservation science.
We also held a giveaway on our Instagram page (@neutral.us) to spread awareness for Earth Day. The winner received a year-long Neutral subscription to neutralize their personal carbon footprint with offsets from our Global Portfolio.
What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day, today and every day?