By Jessica Orquina, Social Media Lead, Environmental Protection Agency
April 22 is Earth Day, and here at EPA we celebrate all month. Carbon pollution is causing the temperature of our planet to rise, and this is affecting people around the globe. Together, though, we can make a difference.
Did you know that driving your car, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions? Here are some small things you can do on Earth Day, and through the month of April, to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.
- Check out our #ActOnClimate 30 Tips for Earth Month. Every day, we’ll be sharing a new tip on Facebook, Twitter, our blog, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, and Instagram. Follow our accounts to see the tips, or you can see all the tips on our Earth Day website. Please share the tips with your family and friends!
- Join our Thunderclap: On Earth Day, #ActOnClimate. Thunderclap is a system that lets people share the same message at the same time via their social media accounts. We’re using it to share a message on Earth Day about the small actions we all can take to act on climate change. Commit to protecting our climate by joining our Thunderclap and also by helping us get the word out about the Thunderclap.
- Join our Earth Month Twitter chats. Throughout the month of April, we’ll be hosting Twitter chats about climate change with experts from across EPA. Chat topics and schedule.
- Attend an Earth Day event. We’ve got a list of events across the country.
Happy Earth Day, and thank you for helping protect our climate!