Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

Learn how climate change is a major driver of extinction and what we can do to stop it.


The theme of Earth Day 2019 is protecting our species. While there are many factors that lead to extinction, like habitat loss and overfishing, climate change is a major contributor to the disappearance of species. This Earth Day, we’ve got four ideas for how you can take action to solve climate change and protect our species.

  1. Take the pledge to vote. If we care about climate change, we need to show up to the polls and elect candidates who care about protecting our shared environment.
  2. Spread the word about how climate change and extinction are related. Consider watching and sharing this video.
  3. Shrink your carbon footprint. Learn about the different ways you can cut your personal contribution to climate change here.
  4. Sign the petition to make Earth Day a national holiday around the world.

We hope you’ll find ways to honor Earth Day today, this week, and all year.