Earth Day – The Movement Continues

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Earth Day Network’s mission is to “broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.”

According to the website,, the first Earth Day occurred in 1970. The movement gave an organized voice to an emerging consciousness, and began the work of channeling our attention toward environmental issues. Earth Day is entering its 46th year and continues to inspire and motivate people to action.

Earth Day is to be celebrated on April 22, 2016 and this year’s theme is “Trees for the Earth!”

The Earth Day Network reports that our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year due to deforestation, land development, and poor forest management. EDN’s Trees for the Earth (#Trees4Earth) is a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by the 50th Earth Day celebration in 2020. This goal reflects one tree for every person on the planet!

Earth Day Network reports that planting these 7.8 billion trees will:

  • Fight climate change and pollution;
  • Support communities, their local economies, and their way of life;
  • Protect biodiversity; and
  • Inspire millions of people to practice environmental citizenship and stewardship.

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At Ed4Career, we hope to set a standard for sustainable education practices in our industry. We believe that we have a responsibility to take care of our planet and preserve its beauty and natural resources for future generations. In addition to maintaining environmentally responsible business practices, we promote balanced and healthy living for our staff.

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By Kris Powers | April 12th 2016

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