We’ve all heard the expression, “Every day is Earth Day!” It’s such a sweetly hopeful saying. If only that were true–if only every day really were a day when people across the globe are hyper-aware of the impact we have on our planet. The fact is, though, that Earth Day is over until next year.
There’s a movement called A Billion Acts of Green!® that challenges people to register their pledge to perform an “act of green,” like biking to work or planting a garden. The goal is, you guessed it, to get a billion pledges to the act.EarthDay.org site. That’s a lot of pledges, right? You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that as of this writing, 968,867,575 pledges have been recorded. What a way to keep Earth Day going.
While you’re on the site, stop by the Ecological Footprint Calculator. It doesn’t take too long to create your avatar and answer a few questions to figure out the size of your carbon footprint. Pretty eye-opening. We walk a lot, recycle and generally try to be aware of the planet, and yet our results informed us that “If everyone lived like you, we’d need 4.5 Planet Earths to provide enough resources.” Um, sorry about that, Mother Earth. We pledge to do better.
After all, “Green” is our first name.