Cover pic Environmental Council of Sacramento
“If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.”
― Noam Chomsky
In the fantastical political landscape we are inhabiting right now, those in power energetically pursue their own materialistic, money-driven agenda. What if in the process their hobnail boots trample all over the environment, animals, conservation, science, public lands, people, the climate. The whole shebang. Planet Earth itself. And leave behind a footprint that is anything but small and green? Are they blinkered by greed, or do they simply not care?
Earth Day Saturday 22nd April is our chance to show the clique now in the seats of power that we hold dear what they despise. They are too shortsighted – but we are not – to see that the paths of self-interest they have chosen lead straight to doomsday, armageddon, the apocalypse. Whatever you like to call it. The end of life on Earth as we know it. Truly.
The stakes could not be higher.
So here is a selection of ways we can join over 1 billion other people and testify to our celebration of, and our firm intention to, safeguard the wonder that is Planet Earth
Show your solidarity by taking part in an Earth Optimism event near you
Dr Jane Goodall will be topping the bill in Cambridge UK, where there will be talks and activities for all ages. Not forgetting the event taking place in London.
Dallas, Washington DC, New York, Santa Fe, Miami, Chicago and many other US cities, as well as Finland, Columbia, Canada, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Panama are all staging events and celebrations of their own. For the full program click here.
Or join the March for Science taking place in more than 500 communities worldwide
Dr David Suzuki also tells us “Why We Must March for Science”:
Because “politicians are supposed to work for the long-term well-being of people who elect them, not to advance the often shortsighted agendas of those who pay large sums of money to get their way regardless of the consequences …” Read more here
Professor Brian Cox on the Role of Science in a Democracy
“This Earth Day is all about celebrating Every Corner of the World!” says Team Sierra. They want you to
- get outside and join in by hiking in YOUR corner this Earth Day
- Share what is special about your corner of the earth using hashtags #EveryCorner and #TeamSierra
- Raise funds to help protect the planet
Discover more here
Join the Earth Day Network here
Want to know more? Find out about Earth Day: Facts & History here
And don’t put those marching boots away! Keep them ready for People’s Climate March 2017 next weekend, Sat 29th April