April 22 is the 52nd Earth Day! Take action by reducing what you use, reusing everything you can, and recycling whatever is left.
You can also contact your representative and senators in Congress and ask them to support the concurrent resolution recognizing Children’s Fundamental Rights and Climate Recovery.
The resolution recognizes that our current climate crisis is disproportionately affecting the health, economic opportunity, and fundamental rights of children which demands that the United States develop a national, comprehensive, science-based, and just climate recovery plan to meet necessary emissions reduction targets.
This plan will put the United States on a trajectory consistent with reducing global atmospheric carbon dioxide to below 350 parts per million by the year 2100 to restore the planet’s energy balance and stabilize our climate system to uphold children’s fundamental rights. Experts have found multiple technically and economically feasible pathways to place all sectors of our economy on a path to reach this target.
Children and future generations from all communities deserve a safe, healthy, and livable planet. Support environmental and climate justice and children from across our nation and within environmental justice communities, including communities of color, low-income communities, and indigenous communities, that have contributed the least to emissions and have long suffered from systemic environmental racism and social and economic injustices. -- from www.ourchildrenstrust.org/congressional-resolution-2021