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Restore Our Earth™: Celebrate Earth Day 2021

We only get one lifetime to make the world a better place than we left it, and April is the perfect reminder. That’s because every April 22nd is recognized globally as Earth Day. It’s an annual day recognizing the fight against climate change and promoting environmental protection.

As the official Earth Day site states, “As the world returns to normal, we can’t go back to business as usual.” While quarantine and work from home orders have been hard on us all, there was one thing that seemed to improve: the environment. 

Across the world, air quality improved and carbon dioxide emissions went down. Now that the world is showing signs of getting back to a sense of “normalcy,” use this Earth Day as a reminder that when we all work together, we can make a difference. Check out the ways you can get involved below by educating, acting and giving this Earth Day with the theme Restore Our Earth™.

 

1. Educate

One of the best ways to arm yourself to do more good in the world is to educate yourself on the issues at hand. Use Earth Day to explore what causes exist to help our environment. From climate change to recycling and more, there are ample ways you can give back to your community and, in turn, the world.

They say it takes a village, so once you feel that you’re well versed in helping to Restore Our Earth™, it’s time to help those around you better understand how they can make a difference. Use your passion for the cause to fuel their passion. Talk to family and friends about how you can make a difference together.

 

2. Act

While thinking about the cause is a great start, it’s action that will truly make a difference. Every cause starts with one person who stood up to make a difference. What starts as one small gesture has the potential to turn into a movement. Before you think about being just one person, consider the fact that every movement started with a single voice.

Consider volunteering your time to help clean up your community. Or, gather some friends to find a local organization where you could volunteer your time. You’ll feel great knowing that you’re contributing to leaving the world a better place than you found it.
 

3. Give

If you’re able, consider giving back to causes striving to make a difference in the environmental landscape. Even a small donation helps add up to make a big impact. Consider setting up a plan to give back monthly and continue to contribute year-round! 

If you aren’t able to monetarily give at this time, consider using your voice to help fundraise for an organization committed to the cause. Many organizations can use help calling current donors or cultivating new donors. Lend your voice to help raise funds for the cause. 

 

Join in on the movement to make our planet a better place! Visit EarthDay.org for more information and to find an event near you for this April 22nd, 2021.

Our Impact in 2020

January 1-December 31
  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Originally founded in 1984 as The Center for Women and Children in Crisis, The Refuge Utah has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Timpanogos Legal Center provides free legal advice and legal document preparation for victims of domestic violence and low-income persons.

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  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • Cycling club dedicated to ending child abuse.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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