Today is Endangered Species Day- a day to honor the many animals and plants losing their homes and lives to human development.
And this global pandemic has given us more of an idea of what it’s like to be an endangered species- to have to fight for our health and our homes while under attack. Like many endangered species, we don’t know when this force will strike our particular communities and make it difficult or impossible to live there.
So maybe this year we have more empathy for endangered species, now that we understand what kind of an impact such a crisis has on our society. And maybe we can apply that empathy to help endangered species.
Today, try to make a little step. Start thinking about an endangered animal that matters to you- maybe an animal that you’ve done something for in the past, maybe an animal that you just feel like you should help. Figure out something that you can do to help these animals- a social media post, a decision on your shopping list, or some small change to your lifestyle that makes an impact on the species you’re trying to help out.
Thank you for saving the planet today.
~Pangaea Finn, Founder and Director