5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2018 - The Years Project

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2018

By The YEARS Project

Earth Day is April 22, which this year lands on a Sunday. Here are some ways you can honor the day, and carry its spirit through the year.

1) Pledge to Vote

No one can solve climate change alone. We need to act collectively, and one thing that means is voting for people who support strong climate policies. Take our pledge to vote, and you’ll get reminders for any upcoming elections in your area.

Take the Pledge Here

2) Enter to Win #YEARSproject Swag

Ok, here’s a fun one! Earth Day Network has made “End Plastic Pollution” their Earth Day 2018 Campaign. With that theme in mind, we’re giving away a tote bag, a to-go mug and a water bottle on Instagram, to help one lucky winner replace single-use plastic items (and lower their carbon footprint). Plus, the prize also includes seasons one and two of Years of Living Dangerously on DVD.

But you can only enter on our Instagram (@yearsofliving), so be sure to check our account on April 22.

3) Spend Some Time In Nature

Sometimes, we all need to take a moment to reflect on why we’re working to protect the environment. What better day to take a walk or hike?

4) Sign Up for Weekly Climate Actions

Each week, we send out one action you can do to help solve climate change. Some weeks, the action is a rapid-response to what’s happening in the U.S. government, like writing your senators or leaving a public comment on an environmental proposal. Other weeks, the action is something you can do around your home, like energy-saving tips.

Imagine what a big difference you could make if you just did one thing to help the climate each week. Sign up here.

5) Join a Local Action Group

One of the best ways to fight climate change is to get involved with an organization working on the environmental issues affecting your local community. If you want to make a difference, start in your hometown!

For example, Citizens’ Climate Lobby is working to build support for climate action in Congress, and they have local chapters all across the U.S. Or consider checking out the Beyond Coal campaign, to see if there’s a coal plant being targeted for retirement near you.

Find even more organizations fighting climate change here.