By: Jo Doumbia
It feels like it was yesterday when we were preparing for the winter months! And now we are having bees buzzing, daffodils blooming and native ephemerals sprouting. Spring is then officially upon us!
It is then time to go outside and ground ourselves into Mother Earth and open the windows and allow fresh air into our spaces.
But it is also time to mark the 53rd anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement which is commemorated annually as Earth Day. Since 1970, billions of individuals from more than 190 countries worldwide have come together every April 22nd to take action towards a greener and more equitable future for our planet. As the countdown to Earth Day 2023 continues, it is important to remember that regardless of where you are or what you do, you have the power to yield real change and be a champion for Earth. To protect our planet, we must invest in it.
This year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet”, which highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving the climate disruption. Here are suggested ways, among many others, with whose you can actively participate in this 2023 Earth Day:
No matter what your Earth Day actions, FACS would love your pictures.
FACS would like to get three pictures or less depicting your most representative Earth Day actions. We will select the best among those submitted, highlight them in the FACS Sustainability Award event in June, and provide sustainable prizes.