Earth Day is almost here! Join us and more than 1 billion other people around the world this Saturday, April 22, to celebrate our greatest asset – the Earth. This year’s theme is “environmental and climate literacy.” In order to make long-term, sustainable changes to combat climate change, we need to build a global community that is fluent in climate issues and the unprecedented threat to our planet and its species. Since 2000, Wildlife Alliance has been working with underserved communities to empower them with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their communities while promoting environmental stewardship. Wildlife Alliance has been instrumental in helping communities develop sustainable and eco-friendly jobs through sustainable agriculture, reforestation, community-based ecotourism, and community anti-poaching units. Through these programs we have converted ex-poachers and slash-and-burn farmers into land stewards. We are also working to shape the next generation into conservationists through our education program. The Kouprey Express, Wildlife Alliance’s mobile environmental education unit, travels around Cambodia to schools and communities to teach them the value of biodiversity protection and environmental sustainability and actively fosters behavioral changes.
This Earth Day, start a conversation with someone about climate change. This issue is too big to be ignored so break the silence and talk to your friends and family about it. You can also make a direct impact by donating to help us develop sustainable jobs, protect forests and endangered wildlife, and spread awareness.