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Earth Day Challenge Day 13: “Upcycle” Something at Home!

Today’s #PCEarthDay Challenge is a crafty one! Find something you no longer use and repurpose it into something useful! Here are some ideas: Turn an old t-shirt into a reusable bag, convert cereal boxes into file folders (pictured below), or use mason jars as planters. Check out the links below for some more  “upcycling” ideas.  […]

Earth Day Challenge Day 12: Find Your Pop Number!

Today, we’re asking you to check out the #MyPopActivity and see  where you fit into our world of 7.8 billion people! After you do, share your number on social media to start a conversation about population growth. You can also email us your number at engage@popconnect.org. .Find your number here! https://worldpopulationhistory.org/my-population-number/

Earth day Challenge Day 11: Watch the “Dot” Video

It’s Day 11 of our #PCEarthDay challenge and we’re asking you to watch–and share!–PopEd’s World Population “Dot” video. In less than six minutes, you can see how the human population has grown  from 1CE to the present day!  Watch the video and check out PopEd’s awesome population history resources here: https://worldpopulationhistory.org/map/1/mercator/1/0/25/ **There’s some great classroom […]

Earth Day Challenge Day 10: Turn Off the Tap!

Day 10 of #PCEarthDay challenges you to take steps to conserve one of our most precious resources – water! In 2019, over 2 billion people lived in countries experiencing high water stress. As population continues to grow, and the impacts of climate change become more dire, demand for this essential resource will be further stressed. […]

Earth Day Challenge Day 9: Buy in Bulk!

Pay attention to packaging when making purchases. Instead of buying prepackaged or single serving items that generate more waste, choose larger containers you can portion out at home! Just make sure you buy foods you know you’ll eat before they spoil! Learn more about zero-waste grocery shopping: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-zero-waste-grocery-shop-1833064391

Earth Day Challenge Day 8: Plant an Herb Garden!

Day 8 of our #PCEarthDay challenge is “mint” to take a bit more “thyme” but will pay off in the long run! Consider planting an herb garden this spring! You can easily grow herbs in even the smallest apartment, or fruits and vegetables in containers and, of course, in the garden. You can even regrow […]

Earth Day Challenge Day 7: Make the “Population Connection”

Today we’re challenging you to talk about population issues with your friends and family! You can help them make the connection between population pressures and environmental sustainability. Learn more about these topics (and more!) at popconnect.org/getinvolved. There, you’ll find free downloadable resources, videos, and fact sheets to help get the conversation started!

Earth Day Challenge Day 6: Reducing Meat Consumption

Did you know that what we eat has a direct impact on the environment? Meat production contributes to land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degradation, and deforestation. Reducing your meat consumption is not only good for the planet, but is also cost-effective and healthier for you! Learn more about Meatless Mondays […]

Earth Day Challenge Day 5: Say no to single-use plastics!

Did you know we produce 300 million tons of plastic waste annually? Plastics meant for single use accounted for a large part of this waste. Plastic items like straws, utensils, and water bottles can easily be replaced with more sustainable and reusable options. Check out this interactive feature on the United Nations Environment site and […]

Earth Day Challenge Day 4: Save the trees!

Paper towels are in short supply right now, so why not use this time to do away with paper towels forever? The U.S. uses 13 billion pounds of paper towels a year. Become part of the effort to reduce this waste by opting to use cloth towels instead! Read some extra tips about ditching paper […]

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