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As we approach Earth Day, it is important that we join together to make meaningful change that advances sustainability. We cannot act alone. There is strength in numbers, and we can all make a difference no matter how big or small. Explore three ways you can partake in Earth Day this Saturday, April 22.

Participate in the March for Science
Break out your sneakers and come to Washington D.C., or attend one of the many satellite marches, as we call for science that upholds the common good, as well as call for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.

Please share your stories using the hashtag #AASHE on our Facebook Page about your engagement activities to provide examples and encouragement for others to follow.

Watch a Documentary
Watch a documentary that may open your perspective or remind you what we are working so hard toward. I finally got around to watching A Plastic Ocean, and was not surprised that it left me feeling upset and wanting to do more. It reminded me of a quote from Edward Everett Hale, “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

Other documentaries or series my colleagues recommend are:

  • Food Choices
  • GASLAND and GASLAND Part 2 (We’ll also be showing Josh Fox’s newest film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change” at the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo)
  • Planet Earth and Planet Earth 2

Host a Waste-Free Dinner Party
Purchase food from your local farmer’s market, consider a picnic in your favorite park and use cloth napkins, as well as your own plates and cutlery to enjoy Earth Day with friends. A dinner party is a great way to get together and share ideas on how we can increase our sustainable efforts.

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