Conservation International Launches #ScienceMatters Campaign
April 7, 2017
Conservation International’s Earth Day List: Four Actions to Support the Planet This April
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 7, 2017) – Today Conservation International announced four actions individuals can take to support science and innovation this Earth Day, including a matching gift challenge that will protect 10,000 acres of rainforest. The actions are all a part of the Conservation International #ScienceMatters campaign spotlighting the role of applied science in helping build a healthier, more prosperous and productive world.
“Science is the only system we have to objectively use data to improve decisions critical to our planet and our way of life. In a rapidly changing world, it’s now more important than ever,” said Dr. M. Sanjayan, Conservation International’s executive vice president and senior scientist. “This April, all actions, no matter how small, will collectively deliver a powerful message that science matters to all of us.”
Conservation International’s Earth Day List — Four Actions to support Science and Earth this April:
1. Donate $25 to Help “Protect an Acre” of Rainforest
The Amazon region is vital to human well-being across the globe. It provides 20 percent of the world’s breathable oxygen, 20 percent of the world’s fresh water and more species of plants and animals than anywhere else on the planet.
For every acre of rainforest protected through a $25 donation to the Conservation International Protect an Acre campaign, SC Johnson will provide an acre-for-acre match up to 5,000 acres for a total of 10,000 acres.
To experience the extraordinary landscape of Amazonia, watch and share Conservation International’s virtual reality (VR) film, “Under the Canopy.”
2. Submit a Question to the Conservation International “Ask A Scientist” Facebook Live Event
Conservation International scientists are working at the forefront of protecting nature. Join Conservation International for a Facebook Live event with three of its leading scientists and experts on April 20 at 12:00 p.m. Our distinguished panel will answer questions about climate, forests, fresh water, wildlife, oceans and encourage public dialogue about why nature needs science. Questions for our experts are welcome ahead of the chat, beginning April 10.
3. Celebrate Science: Tweet and Share the Facts Today if you Believe #ScienceMatters
This Earth Day, take action with Conservation International by showing the world that #ScienceMatters to you.
4. Be Optimistic — At the Earth Optimism Summit
Join Conservation International via livestream at the Earth Optimism Summit, a three-day event taking place April 21 – 23 in Washington, DC, which will highlight what is working in conservation. Listen to Conservation International’s Sebastian Troëng, Senior Vice President, Americas Field Division, to discover how small groups are taking big steps Working with Local Communities. Then, discover how Incomes from Nature are helping protect biodiversity around the globe with Conservation International’s Laure Katz, Director, Seascapes Program. Experience a virtual reality viewing of Conservation International’s “Under the Canopy” film with screenings available throughout the summit.
About Conservation International
Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International and its groundbreaking “Nature Is Speaking” campaign, and follow Conservation International’s work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.