Five Wild Picks / Earth Day Real Talk
April 22 is a trendy day to talk about saving the planet, but Earth Day sales and composting don't address the urgency of climate change, habitat loss, pollution and wildlife extinction. Here are five Earth Day reads that take on the big issues facing the planet and what we can do to turn the tide.
1) National Geographic breaks down the science behind identifying imperiled species, highlighting the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act.
2) Teen Vogue takes on environmental racism and how activists from marginalized communities are leading the way on climate change and plastic pollution.
3) CNN published a letter from teen activist Jamie Margolin to world leaders on how they failed by choosing fossil fuels over the well-being of their children, and now those children are taking action.
4) Rolling Stone points out that the problem with Earth Day is that it's become overtly apolitical, when political action is exactly what we need.
5) Population Campaigner Sarah Baillie writes about how talking about having kids is the most important conversation a couple can have to plan for their carbon footprint.