Those celebrating the 47th Annual Earth Day this year feel we are at a critical time for planet Earth. Climate change and the dire consequences of human pollution and consumption are ravaging our beautiful home.
It’s time to get involved and do all that you can to protect our planet on this Earth Day and every other day of the year.
Last year, the Earth Day Network called on activists to plant 7.8 billion trees across the planet as Earth Day heads toward its 50th Anniversary in 2020. The City of Columbus also has an initiative to plant 300,000 trees by the 2020 Earth Day weekend.
In 2017, the Earth Day Network has chosen a theme of Environmental and Climate Literacy.
Green Columbus and Earth Day Columbus will celebrate their 11th Earth Day with Earth Week from April 8-15 and a celebration on Saturday, April 22 at Columbus Commons.
On Saturday, April 22, there will also be a March for Science in downtown Columbus. This is a non-partisan march that will be carried out by scientists, educators, and others who love science and believe it plays an important part in all of our lives. To find out more, visit the March for Science Facebook page HERE.
For a list of volunteer activities in Columbus and central Ohio, go HERE.
Like Green Columbus on Facebook HERE.
Several of the area Metro Parks will also be honoring Earth Day with programs throughout the Central Ohio area. To find a program you would enjoy, go HERE.
For great Earth Day books for kids, go HERE.
By the way, National Arbor Day is April 28. Plant trees throughout April as you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. For more information on Arbor Day, visit the Arbor Day Foundation web site HERE.