This month, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2016. The first Earth Day, in 1970, that inspired 20 million Americans is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. By 1990, Earth Day was global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and bringing environmental issues to the world stage. Today, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
For many companies, organizations, and communities, everyday is Earth Day as they make sustainable choices, create sustainable products, and encourage sustainable practices. Intel is one example of a company who has brought sustainability to the forefront of their business development.
We are embracing the challenge of developing energy-efficient products—while reducing our environmental footprint—because we believe that innovation is key to a sustainable future for our planet. Intel
With this shift to sustainable practices worldwide, many new job opportunities have emerged; new innovations have been created; and, for many youth around the world, a sustainability mindset is central to their lifestyles, behaviors, and choices. This month, we’ll explore how this next generation of innovators will take the stage with new ideas that ease our reliance on nonrenewable resources.
This month, we'll discuss the question, How do you think our youth will innovate solutions to environmental problems? Let’s get started and see where our ideas take us.
And now...Your Mission
Sustainability and the Next Generation of Innovators
Participate in the Mission to get great ideas and earn 500 points! The Mission has 5 steps.
As with each month, if you participate in our Roadmap theme-based activities, you can earn a badge. If you complete all the actions related to this month's content during the month of April, you'll earn the Community Roadmap Sustainability badge and 500 community points.
- Share this document with another person, encouraging them to participate in this mission.
- Comment on the bold question above, How do you think our youth will innovate solutions to environmental problems?
- Give and get Ideas for Earth Day
- Take a Poll
- Participate in the Engage and Win Community Sustainability Mosaic