A day for change


Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22, and the theme for the year is Environmental and Climate Literacy. The first Earth Day was held in 1970.

Mia Brann, Author

The time is now to act on the conservation of our planet, specifically on April 22, the 47th installment of Earth Day. This year’s theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy.

On April 22, the Earth Day Network and March for Science are getting together to organize a rally and teach-in at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. According to the official Earth Day website, they are launching toolkits to give schools and educators across the world the resources to hold their own teach-ins for Environmental and Climate Literacy or other Earth Day events.

The whole point of this gathering is to educate about the dangers of climate change, a topic highly gaining momentum in recent years. People will gather at 8 a.m., and the teach-in will begin at 10 a.m. Scientists, musicians and civic organizers will be attending the march in order to spread their messages.

Without the help of scientists and activists fighting to shed light on climate change and other dangers to ecosystems around the world, the Earth itself would have no voice. The fight to preserve resources and save what has already been harmed is one that can and will affect everyone.

Packing a bag and traveling to Washington D.C. may not be possible or necessary for everyone. There are plenty of ways to spread personal and positive messages of conservation. Whether Earth Day consists of recycling and picking up trash in a local park or attending a rally with thousands of others, the same idea is being spread.

This Earth Day, strike up a conversation, read up on climate change and resources or just realize that the Earth is valuable and thank the dedicated organizations and individuals fighting to give the Earth a chance.