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50 years ago, the world celebrated the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. On that day, 20 million people took to the streets and demanded clean air, clean water and greater protections for our planet. On that day, a movement was born.
Since that fateful day, in Alabama and across the nation, our rivers, cities and communities are cleaner. We have preserved hundreds of parks, forests and places, from the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead National Forest to the Mobile Delta. Alabamians are breathing fresher air and have reclaimed land that had been dumped on for generations. We have made our state a better place to live.
Despite five decades of progress, the job is not finished.
Places like North Birmingham need to be made safe, clean and whole. Our state needs a water plan to make sure we are ready for the next drought or other extreme weather event. And we all need to do our part to address a changing climate here in Alabama and across the globe.
This pledge below represents ways you can help protect the waters of our state, the special places and biodiversity, the air we breathe and the land we love.
Please sign this Virtual Earth Day pledge and make your commitment to support these ideals in all aspects of your life today! Feel free to add your own personal pledge as well.
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION LEADERS
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead