ROCKY MOUNT – Over 190 countries and 1 Billion individuals join together worldwide each April 22 to raise awareness about preserving our planet and leaving it better than how we found it.
“Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970”, according to Earthday.org.
Earth Day stresses several key values including climate action, science and education, people and communities, conservation and restoration, plastic and pollution.
“Our world needs transformational change. It’s time for the world to hold sectors accountable for their role in our environmental crisis while also calling for bold, creative, and innovative solutions. This will require action at all levels, from business and investment to city and national government. That’s where you come in: As an individual, you yield real power and influence as a consumer, a voter, and a member of a community that can unite for change. Don’t underestimate your power. When your voice and your actions are united with thousands or millions of others around the world, we create a movement that is inclusive, impactful, and impossible to ignore. Every Earth Day can drive a year of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new plan of action for our planet,” according to the Earthday.org website.