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Five Ways to Continue Resisting This Earth Day
Every Earth Day, citizens across the globe pledge to waste less and recycle more. And each year, after Earth Day has come and gone, many individuals return to their usual habits. With the changing political and environmental climate, it is now more important than ever for us to develop strong and sustainable habits that will help our Wildly Good Earth and its wildlife flourish as long as possible. Today, John Hocevar, Greenpeace’s Oceans Campaign Director joins us providing tips on how we can continue to #resist now that Earth Day has passed – because taking care of our planet is a 365 day effort. Continue reading below and leave a comment with how you plan to continue resisting!
What does it mean to celebrate Earth Day when the Trump administration is working overtime to roll back the laws that protect our air and water, prevent species extinctions, and tackle global warming? It means we need to resist.
Reduce, re-use, and recycle isn’t going to cut it anymore — at least not on its own. There are still plenty of things we can in our lives to protect our environment, but more than ever we need to work together to make our communities stronger, our country saner, and our planet safer.
This Saturday April 22 is Earth Day, and I can’t think of a better time to join the resistance.
Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29 in Washington DC and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. I will be marching in DC, alongside my partner, my mom, and my brother and his family. I hope you can join us, either in Washington or at one of the sister events closer to home.
And don’t forget the Earth Day March for Science, because our planet needs thinkers — not deniers.
2. Speak out and stand up.
Check out our new RESIST Launch Kit, a six-step handbook for protecting our planet and the people who call it home from Trump’s anti-environment agenda.
3. Talk about food.
Many people are already eating less meat to help reduce carbon emissions and eating more locally grown, organic food. We are also becoming more aware of the environmental and social concerns around some types of seafood.
Even if you are a vegetarian like me, you probably know people who buy canned tuna for their families. Check out our new canned tuna shopping guide to see how different brands stack up and spread the word. (Note from Wild Planet: Heads up! We were named #1!)
4. Kick plastic to the curb.
The vast majority of the plastic humans have ever produced is still around, and much of it has ended up in the ocean. By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Check out these ideas from the Plastic Pollution Coalition for how you can help turn things around.
5. Join the resistance for the long haul.
The easiest way to get plugged in with Greenpeace activists near you is through Greenwire, our online volunteer community. You can also sign up for breaking resistance news from Greenpeace by texting “RESIST” to 877-877.
We have two basic choices — we can make history, or become history. See you in the streets