Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. The goals of the Earth Day Network for 2019 are to:

  • Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
  • Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
  • Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
  • Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use.
Our Earth’s composition of species

This video shows some of the diversity of our species, focusing on the Amazon, home to 1 in 10 known species on Earth.

The ECC library also has a specialized research guide on Sustainability that contains information on LEED, Recycling, Alternative Energy, Reforestation, and more.

What are you doing to help keep our planet healthy and to protect our species? Let us know in the comments below!

–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

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