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Easy Ways to Invest in Our Planet on Earth Day and Every Day

Earth Day 2022 is just around the corner, on April 22. It’s the day we celebrate our beautiful earth and the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Most importantly, Earth Day is an important reminder that it’s up to each of us to do our part to protect our land and oceans for future generations.

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. That investment can feel overwhelming if you look at the big picture. But like any colossal task, goals are easier to reach when we all pitch in and work together. When it comes to protecting the earth, small investments turn into a substantial contribution if every person participates in a small way, every day.

3 Simple Steps That Make a Difference

Are you looking for some easy ways you or your family can make a difference and invest in our planet? These three simple changes are a great place to start.

1.     Fight climate change with your diet

Did you know the foods you eat have one of the biggest impacts on the environment?  Global food production accounts for one-third of all greenhouse gasses that heat the planet. Animal foods like meat and dairy products produce twice as much greenhouse emissions as plant foods. In fact, meat and dairy products earn the top spot on the annual global emissions list.

That means swapping vegetarian or seafood options for meat can significantly impact the environment over time. Consider committing to one meatless meal or a meatless day each week and adding on. If you’re curious about your own diet’s impact on the environment — and how diet changes can help, check out these foodprint calculators.

2.     Tackle plastic pollution by removing, refusing, and rallying</