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The Natural Wonders of Earth Day

  Photo: PexelsOn April 22, we continue a tradition that has endured since the 1970s. We will inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth and its natural environment. Earth Day is globally celebrated to assess the environmental work that still needs to be done to protect the planet and celebrate nature.

This year, take every opportunity to explore your local options about participating in Earth Day. . This day is the perfect time to think outside the box. What are the consequences of our choices? What products are better for the earth? What should we avoid? Contribute merely by monitoring your daily choices and how they will better the Earth. Aside from your local contributions, there are also national organizations participating in campaigns that are bettering the environment and raising awareness.

Athletes for the Earth: Bringing the voices of Olympic and professional athletes to the environmental movement, Athletes for the Earth has a proven track record in illustrating the interaction of athletes with their environment and connecting popular athletic activities with environmental stewardship.

The Canopy Project: In 2010, Earth Day Network (EDN) planted over one million trees in 16 countries under the Avatar Home Tree Initiative. Since 2016, The Canopy Project has taken on even broader significance. Now the important work of planting trees and improving lives around the world also supports Earth Day Network’s Trees for the Earth campaign.Trees for the Earth was the first of 5 new, ambitious, and goal-oriented campaigns to be launched in the run up to Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020. It’s goal: to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide by 2020—one for every person projected to be on earth.

Women and the Green Economy: To accelerate and provide the new thinking and creative power for a global post-carbon economy, Earth Day Network is engaging women in business, government and leaders in its Women and the Green Economy campaign. Their goal is to create a policy agenda for Rio+20 and relevant generate national initiatives that will promote the green economy, secure educational and job training opportunities for women and channel green investment to benefit women.

Arts for the Earth: Arts for the Earth is an innovative education program developed to teach sustainability and environmental education through museum and arts community networks.

For more information on everyday green practices, please visit our other Pink Goes Green blogs for more information on the origins and history of Earth Day. Be creative and get involved during Earth Day. Share the news with your friends and family. There is only one planet Earth -- let's all do our part to protect, preserve and nurture it.