On January 28th, 1969, a well drilled by Union Oil Platform A off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, blew out. More than three million gallons of oil spewed, killing over 10,000 seabirds, dolphins, seals, and sea lions. As a reaction to this natural disaster, activists were mobilized to create environmental regulation, environmental education, and Earth Day. Among the proponents of Earth Day were the people in the front lines of fighting this disaster, Selma Rubin, Marc McGinnes, and Bud Bottoms, founder of Get Oil Out. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
The easiest way for you to get involved is to head straight to the website of the Earth Day Network – the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. The website is packed with ideas and inspiration for you to get started. It also has a separate section for tool kits that can be downloaded for free and shared with your team members.
We could also help you craft a few bespoke interventions that help your team be inspired to join into this wonderful movement. Here are 10 ideas to get you started:
We love to put together bespoke work for our clients. So in case you have a half baked idea running in your head – do throw it at us and let us see what comes out of it!
Contact us today to make your Earth Day celebrations meaningful!