As the world looks to find a new way to balance, preserve and protect Mother Earth we are grateful to have a partnership with the Earth Day Network and to recognize them as the lead “Champion of Compassion” to kick off 2018 April Compassion Games. We pass the Compassion Torch to Earth Day Network today. We are thrilled to bring attention from hearts around the world to this year’s theme to “End Plastic Pollution.” From poisoning and injuring marine life by disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. The Earth Day Network is an incredible resource and sacred place for solutions to bring into our communities.
In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and
inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. As of 2018, Earth Day Network has reached 2,688,209,868 Acts of Green. Help them and the precious Earth to reach 3 billion!
Plastic Solutions is one of the main focus campaigns this year. Currently, about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about ten percent of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as litter in our natural environment, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into the nearby soil and water, endangering humans and wildlife alike. See what actions you can start today HERE with this year’s Tool Kit!
Let’s take personal responsibility together with plastic along with Earth Day Network through playing April Compassion Games and share participation on the Compassion Report Map April 14th through April 22nd. All reports are due on April 30th.
Check out Professional Athlete and Inspirational Speaker Amy Purdy here as Earth Day Network’s featured Athlete for the Earth in this video below.
See all the ways to engage with Earth Day Network the world’s largest environmental movement below.