Today is Earth Day.
It’s the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. Earth Day looks to inspire new ideas and bring people to action despite the pandemic. The theme for this year’s holiday is Restore Our Earth. Organizers say they want to focus on communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and climate change. Events around the world are meant to educate the public with new ways to live sustainably — for instance, recycling, reducing household energy use and saving water.
Some of today’s events will also recognize organizations that work year-round to improve the quality of the environment. Here locally, the wheels on the bus go round and round for FREE! Eau Claire Transit is encouraging people to reduce their carbon footprint. The city bus is offering free rides Thursday to celebrate.