Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world – celebrated by more than a billion people every year – and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. April 22, 2020 will be the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Today, we invite you to be a part of Earth Day and to help write many more chapters – struggles and victories – into the Earth Day book.
Nature’s gift to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and the many more that we have yet to discover. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably altered the balance of nature and the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction it has seen since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity.
For much of the past ten years, beekeepers, primarily in the United States and Europe, have been reporting annual hive losses of 30 percent or higher, substantially more than is considered normal or sustainable. In fact, one in four wild bee species in the U.S. is at risk of extinction.
90% of plants need bees to pollinate
BEE-EDUCATION is Bee-yond an exciting time. If your child loves nature, science, or art, then this is the event for them! Activities will range from Bee-education, hands-on projects, games, insect collections, yoga, and more! Beaches Earth Day 2019 Bee-education will be held in the Children’s gardens at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach, FL. April 20th. 10:30AM-11:30AM
Together we can work together to end plastic pollution!
From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.
Earth Day Network is focusing on fundamentally changing human attitude and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution. The focus of Earth Day 2018 was to End Plastic Pollution and the work continues.
Support a ban on the use of pesticides, especially neonicotinoid pesticides
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