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Earth Day Action Toolkits

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Matt Tomasino There have been 0 comments

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 America will celebrate its 48th Earth Day. This year the theme is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. With a world teetering on the brink of a fossil fuel revival perpetuated by the backwards policy of the current White House, it is only right to attack plastic head on.

Rather than waste earth’s resources on so many unnecessary products such as plastic bottles and plastic bags, for the sack of convenience, Earth Day is the perfect platform to collectively say no.

An Online Start

Each year the Earth Day website becomes more impressive and user friendly. At this hub you can find a variety of ways to take an online mobilization with the option of turning it into real time action in the near future.

The site announces its 2018 mission statement toward ending plastic pollution,

“From poisoning and injuring marine life to 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. In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.”

Action Toolkits

The Earth Day website puts some rich resources into the hands of any individual, organization or educator that wants to step up and get involved. This is not only geared toward Earth Day but is available any day with several toolkits to get you or your specific group started.

Individual Plastic Pollution Toolkit

This toolkit will practically spoon feed all you need to know to get mobilized. Just pick a subject you’re passionate about, such as reusable bags or compostable products, and use this passion to propel forward on Earth Day.

This kit includes:

  • Education of the current plastic pollution epidemic
  • Assess your current consumption of plastics using the Plastic Pollution Footprint Calculator
  • How to follow a ‘Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle and Remove’ protocol
  • Develop a ‘Personal Plastic Reduction Plan’ to lower your plastics pollution footprint
  • Track your progress using the Footprint Tracker
  • List of other resources

For the Plastic Pollution toolkit: download here

Earth Day Toolkit

Whether it is in your own backyard, a school gym or an entire parking lot, this Earth Day toolkit shows:

  • How to organize and hold a successful event
  • Launch a successful media campaign
  • How to develop an effective press release
  • Ensure your event is well attended

For the Earth Day toolkit: download here

Teach-In Toolkit

In this kit learn how to gather science based educators with real facts from credible resources to teach as many who will listen. You will learn:

  • History of environmental teach-ins
  • Forming a committee
  • Recruiting speakers
  • Community outreach
  • Pre-event logistics

For the Teach-In toolkit: download here

Faith Based Toolkit

When it comes to the environment, too many faith based followers have put their heads in the sand way too long. The Earth Day website invites people of all beliefs to step up, set their prayers aside and put their body to work.

Resources for Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Interfaith can be found on the Earth Day website faith based toolkits. It includes creating declarations, deciphering text and how it applies to the environment, hymns and songs as well as overall outreach tips to invite and educate the faith based community.

For the Faith Based toolkit download here

 

Whether it is solar energy, clean water, a war on plastic, or any other environmental consideration you want addressed, this April 22nd make Earth Day your day for a cleaner, socially conscious planet.


This post was posted in Blog and Green Library, Green Living, Green Tips and DIY, Health and Safety, Holidays, Politically Green, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Your Community and was tagged with COMPOSTABLE, Earth Day 2018, ENERGY EFFICIENT, solar, Teach-in

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