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Earth Day Network is launching their “Green Generation™” campaign on Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 aka Earth Day 2009. The Green Generation campaign is not an initiative solely designed to generate interest in Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary (coming in 2010), but is a genuine movement that people of all ages and walks of life can and should become involved in.
It doesn’t matter what your ethnicity, religious beliefs, political views, etc. are, if you think it is worthwhile to have a healthier, cleaner planet then there is something you can do.
The Green Generation campaign wants to reach out to ordinary people, like you and me, who are engaged in activities or want to take steps to improve their health, improve the schools in their areas, improve the air quality around them, etc. From what I’ve read, this is not one of those groups where only large corporations or mega-millionaires can make a difference. This campaign is open to anyone and everyone.
This means you too can join the Green Generation by committing to steps such as buying green, recycling, working with your child’s teachers to provide healthier foods at school, using biofuels or fuel additives to lower harmful emissions and even looking for a green job. These are all simple actions we, as individuals, can take that when added together with the actions of those around us, can make a significant difference.
Remember, creating a better and greener world is not something you can leave to the next guy to do. It is something we all need to be aware of in the decisions we make on a daily basis. So, what commitment are you going to make on Earth Day 2009?