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Earth Day 2023: Investing In Our Planet

Mar 31, 2023 09:30AM ● By Sandra Yeyati
Earth Day 2023

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This year’s Earth Day theme—Invest in Our Planet—reminds us that it is not enough to merely
celebrate our ancestral home for one day. We are called upon to dedicate our time, money and talents year-round to ensure a sustaining and just world for generations to come. The motto also calls attention to the economic realities and opportunities of the climate crisis. It is no wonder that, the global organizer of this annual event, decided to keep the same theme as last year, thus underscoring a continuing need to bring global economies together in harmony with the environment.

“In 2023, we must come together again in partnership for the planet. Businesses, governments and civil society are equally responsible for taking action against the climate crisis and lighting the spark to accelerate change towards a green, prosperous and equitable future. We must join together in our fight for the green revolution, and for the health of future genera- tions. The time is now to invest in our planet,” advises President Kathleen Rogers.

Surmounting the climate crisis is within reach if we all take action. The time is right for innovators to bring planet-saving ideas to market, and for consumers to stop supporting brands that are socially and environmentally irresponsible—instead, spending money with businesses that take the Earth’s future seriously. 

In the voting booth, citizens have the power to elect leaders that will help build a green economy through regulations, incentives and partner- ships with the private sector. We can press our congressional representatives to support clean energy jobs and move away from the doomed fossil fuel economy.

There are many ways to make a difference in our daily lives, too. We can eat sustainable foods, pick up trash while on a run, participate in beach cleanups, reduce our use of plastic, write our representative, switch to solar power, take reusable bags to the grocery store, drive an electric vehicle, compost, go pesticide-free, plant a pollinator garden, support local farmers, eat less meat, purchase secondhand clothing, use environmentally friendly cleaning products, turn off lights when not in use, take shorter showers and so much more. Learn about all of the ways to make a difference at

This year, join one of the empowering events and meet planet-loving people that are ready to push up their sleeves, vote with their pocketbooks and dedicate their time to a healthy, equitable and prosperous future on Earth. 

Here are a few Earth Day (Saturday, April 22 2023) Online Event Options:

How Certified Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Businesses Invest in our Planet
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Reef Dwellers Art Show by Selva Ozelli
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Sustainability Partnerships - Invest in Green Innovation in the NHS
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KadaHive Earth Arts' Festival
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Ocean Love NO Plastic NO Waste
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Captain A TV’s 2022 Virtual Earth Day Event
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