Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We're asking you, the #FWmovement, to take #ClimateAction with us.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. At the beginning of April, we documented the Eco-Upside to the COVID-19 Lockdown, this data gives us hope that a greener future is achievable with a concerted, global effort.
Here are some ideas of how you can take your own #ClimateAction:
1. Know the facts. Follow @earthdaynetwork
for 24 hours of action & education on Earth Day.
2. Commit to voting for eco-forward candidates in your next election. Take 5 minutes and register to vote today. 65 countries host major elections this year.
3. Be proud to speak up. Communicate with friends, family and local leaders and let them know what you're fighting for (the mountains, clean energy, etc.).
Arundhati Roy – author of The God of Small Things – spoke eloquently of the opportunity the COVID pandemic presents us to create a new world afresh: stripping away outdated systems, values and concepts that no longer serve us.
“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”
Together, we fight today for a better tomorrow. Check out earthday.org/earth-day-tips for a list of 50 ideas for taking #ClimateAction