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How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

Earth Day celebrations are going entirely online for 2020, but there are plenty of things each person can do for the planet, from home.

Earth Day 2020 is going digital and being celebrated with 24-hours of Action. To help you celebrate Earth Day, we came up with a few ideas of actions you can take from home.

Citizen Science

Become a citizen scientist. Researchers around the world need help collecting data and you can help! Do you like birds? Join eBird to start identifying birds, creating observation lists, and checklists of species you would like to see. This data is then used by researchers and to help inform conservation decisions.

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Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a growing problem for wildlife, such as seabirds and sea turtles. Although one individual’s actions might seem small, every action matters—look around your home and think of habits, you can change to reduce or remove single-use plastics from your life.

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On Midway Atoll, plastic pollution is one threat that Albatross face when adults bring food back to the nest for chicks which is filled with small pieces of plastic.

The Next Generation of Animal Champions

To celebrate 50 years of Earth Day, Unboxals is featuring 50 incredible animals and their superpowers to unbox a passion for the natural world and create the next generation of Animal Champions. Share with the parents and children in your life or enjoy the cool species for yourself!

#HOPEFOREARTH

We oftentimes get overwhelmed or lost in all the negative news surrounding the environment, but it’s important to focus on the positive. Share a photo or a story online that gives you #HOPEFOREARTH and challenge friends to do the same. If you need a few ideas, consider sharing one of Island Conservation’s stories of hope!

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Pinzon Tortoises were unable to hatch in the wild for over 150 years due to predation by invasive rats.

Support a Non-profit

Earth Day is every day for environmental and conservation organizations. Make a donation to support your favorite non-profit.

About Emily Heber

Emily is a recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a BS in Zoology. As a student, she discovered that she had a passion for the conservation of endangered species and their ecosystems. Her background in informal education has allowed her the opportunity to share her passion for animals with others, something she seeks to continue doing while working with the communication team. In her spare time, Emily enjoys exploring the amazing hiking trails found in Santa Cruz and tries to SCUBA dive whenever possible. Emily is excited to join the Island Conservation team and to help share the amazing work that is being done here.

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