Earth Day serves as a time for people around the world to celebrate our planet and renew our commitment to its future. As the effects of the climate crisis — including disruptive weather events, rising sea levels and declining biodiversity — become more pronounced, the need for collective climate action is clear.
Earth Day Every Day. At Orenda, our commitment to the environment has never waivered, and in our work to advance our mission and impact, we see to it that every day is Earth Day.
This year’s Earth Day theme is, “Invest In Our Planet,” which is intended to inspire governments, corporations and private citizens to take any action they can to prioritize the Earth’s wellbeing.
How can you take action? We invite you to volunteer your time and talents and make a financial contribution to our organization. Every dollar donated will directly protect wildlife, nature and the future of our planet.
We’re In This Together! As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices, our civic actions, and our personal interactions. What each of us does, and how we do it, has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems, and on the pace of corporate and government action.
Uncover more actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year, here!
We are a volunteer-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat, fresh air, and water quality in sanctuaries on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts. Working with the public, and in collaboration with other like-minded organizations and community partners, we are committed to achieving our mission through land acquisition, outreach and educational initiatives focused on the critical role that conservation plays in the future of our planet.
We’re Thinking and Acting Globally. We’re supporting the 30 x 30 movement, which addresses the devastating loss of nature across the globe. Together, we have a moral duty to support the commitment of likeminded organizations and individuals to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030.
Why 30%? Scientists agree that to prevent a mass wildlife extinction crisis, support a growing global population, and address climate change, we must conserve at least 30% of the planet by 2030. Join us in this collective effort to protect our planet for future generations!
We’re Scaling our Impact Locally. Since the mid 1900’s, Cape Cod has lost approximately 40% of its open space to development, while residential areas have nearly quadrupled. This urban sprawl has destroyed our woodlands, threatened our water quality and natural resources, and fragmented wildlife habitat. Today the Cape is approximately 45% developed, 35% protected, with 20% remaining in the balance. Land conservation is the most effective tool we have in our plight to save the unique natural beauty of Cape Cod. But, we cant do it alone. We need your help to protect the land we love – right now, right here, in our own back yard!
Learn more about Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, and how you can support our mission, here!
by Meghan Douglas Hill, Executive Vice President, Orenda Wildlife Land Trust