Did you know today is Earth Day?
Did you know that because you’ve been swamped with “Go Green” commercials?
Is your TV and Facebook suddenly filled with polar bears and pollution stats?
That’s not what Earth Day is about.
Earth Day was born out of action — not slogans.
Through the vision of anti-war and environmental activists, Earth Day sprang to life in 1970 across colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools, and countless communities across the country. On that day, more than 20 million people took action and took the streets to support the planet.
Earth Day is about saying enough is enough. We must take meaningful action now.
So today I’m asking you to join us in our most important actions to preserve our forests, protect our climate and defend the human rights of frontline communities.
- Tell Ralph Lauren it’s time get deforestation and human rights abuses out of fashion.
- Urge President Obama to end coal, oil and gas [giveaways?] leases on our public lands and waters.
- After two years, it’s time for PepsiCo to finally eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from its snack foods.
- Demand the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Commitment to Not Destroy the Great Barrier Reef through Coal Financing.
- Support the movement for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to adopt dietary guidelines that prioritize the environment.
- Call on the the world’s biggest palm oil traders to enforce an immediate moratorium on the clearance of rainforests and peatlands in the Leuser Ecosystem.
Please Join Us and take action today.
Because from now on, Earth Day is Every Day.
For people and planet,
Brad A Schenck – @BradASchenck
Digital Engagement Director