With more than one billion people participating globally, Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world.
Today marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts all have roots in this date. And now, with ever-pressing issues from global warming to pipelines to new energy sources, Earth Day’s 45th anniversary is more relevant now than ever before.
To celebrate, we’re shining a light on just a few organizations working every day to secure a cleaner, safer environment for all of us:
Friends of the Earth:
Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. The organization pushes for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy.
Earth Day Network:
Over the last 45 years, EDN has executed successful environmental campaigns on issues ranging from climate change and drinking water to voter registration and saving the whale. EDN works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. The organization also leads in coordinating Earth Day activities.
Women’s Voices for the Earth:
Women’s Voices for the Earth amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities.
Environmental Working Group (EWG):
The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, the organization drives consumer choice and civic action.
Want to find more organizations doing great work to protect the environment? Check out these other Salsa clients:
- National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
- Center for Biological Diversity
- Pesticide Action Network
- Save Our Environment
- Clean Water Action
- Energy Action Coalition