Save the date- Earth Day 2017 is fast approaching and it's a great time to get out and support environmental organizations and causes that desperately need your help. Whether you're looking for corporate Earth Day events or something for you and your friends, check out how you can get involved.
Earth Day Challenge - Join us
EarthShare Washington is a lot of different conservation groups working together to make our planet and communities better, cleaner, and greener. To recognize Earth Day we're challenging companies, schools, community groups and individuals to support the environmental community in Washington state. You can give us a hand in three simple ways:
Make one change
You can start by making one change in your life that has a positive impact on the environment. Maybe that change is small, such as using a travel mug for coffee instead of single-use paper cups. Maybe that change is large, such as selling your car and buying a bike! Whatever your endeavor may be, share your plan on social media – Instagram, Vine, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook, or Pinterest - and use the hashtag #EarthDayChallenge. Let everyone know you’re a champion for the environment and encourage them to do the same!
Support a cause
In addition to reminding your social circles that Earth Day is coming and sharing the change you’ll be making to support the environment, consider helping out the 22 conservation charities listed below by informing others they can help by donating through your fundraising page. You can register independently or create a team with your company, community group, or school.
Teams will get more information on fundraising and help with planning events and outreach.
Get out and volunteer
We’re partnered with some great charities working on conservation projects around the state. Pull your team together and clean beaches, rebuild trails, plant trees, and work to make Washington the great green place we love. Get a list of events at facebook.com/earthdayvolunteer.
If you’re taking part in team fundraising you can count every hour you volunteer as $10 towards your team fundraising goal. If your corporate team needs help finding an event for a group of employees, let us know and we’ll help you plan or find something you can all take part in.
Maximize your impact by creating a team. Whether it’s your coworkers, a community group you belong to, or a group of friends — the more people involved, the more that can be done for the planet.