Earth Day is Saturday, April 22
Every spring, Earth Day provides an important reminder: Humanity faces growing environmental challenges around the globe, and we need to act now so future generations can thrive. Luckily, you can take five actions today to help create a brighter tomorrow.
1. Get the facts!
2. Discover your eco footprint.
Earthday.org offers an easy ecological footprint quiz to help you figure out your environmental impact, then learn how to reduce it.
3. Go to Biosphere 2 … or just plant a tree.
4. Learn more about online classes!
This one might seem self-serving, but it applies to all online classes — not just UA Online. Learning on the computer has an energy cost, of course, but so do fossil fuels burned driving to class; lighting, cooling, and heating for buildings; and so on. Request more information to discover your options.
5. Educate others.
Knowledge is power, and Earth Day 2017’s theme is environmental literacy. Once you’ve learned where to get the facts and determined how you can reduce your impact, help those around you reach the same goal. We can make progress if we find a common language and work together.