Every year the month of April is known as the month of thunderstorms and rain but it is also known around the world as Earth Month! April 2019 is the 49th Anniversary of Earth Month. People from all over the globe have shared their input on this year’s theme. Many from all age groups and backgrounds have one common thread to share: with all the advancements over the years many are still living in the dark as to our total environment; lacking simple awareness of issues and a direction to take. This is in part due to the increase in population density, industrialization, climate change, and apathy.
For these and many more reasons, the Earth Month Network has continued and developed this year’s theme as:
“Plastic… More Than Pollution”
In 2017 EMN awarded Dr. Sherri A. Mason with its Environmental Excellence award for her valued research in plastic pollution. This set the footing for continuing this vital issue and keep the momentum going. Last year many NGO’s and joined the bandwagon with us in on our them of Plastic Pollution. It is only fitting with new developments and the importance of the issue that it remains in the fore for greater results.