Earth Day

Earth Day 2018

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Earth Day in Union Square! 

Thank you New York! Despite the blistering cold, several thousand New Yorkers attended the Earth Day Initiative in Union Square on April 14th to learn about ways they can help the planet. 

The Turtle Conservancy was there to educate the public about one of the most imperiled groups of vertebrates on the planet - turtles and tortoises! Over half of the 350+ species are threatened with extinction. We also taught people about our native turtles, the issues with single use plastics, and what everyone can do to combat climate change. 

For New Yorkers that missed it, email us so we can keep you up-to-date on events and volunteer opportunities in the city! 

Today is Earth Day, an opportunity to celebrate our planet and support the protection of the environment. The Turtle Conservancy has preserved 53,000 acres of critical habitat around the globe. With your support we will continue our crusade to protect turtles and tortoises and their habitats. Please consider supporting the work of the Turtle Conservancy on this day for the Earth.