What you can do today for

Endangered Species

Because humans share ecosystems with endangered species, our quality of life and our survival is linked to them. Habitat destruction, climate change, resource depletion and other factors have increased the extinction rate by a factor of 1,000, putting substantial pressure on thousands of the most vulnerable creatures on the planet.

Here are three things you can commit to this month that will make a positive impact.

Plant pollinator-friendly plants

Use pollinator-friendly plants – in your garden, on your patio and even in window boxes. Different colors, shapes and scents are best! Reduce or eliminate pesticides on your pollinator-friendly plants.

Check King County’s Native Plant site to see what species you can add to your garden, and check out their pollinator recommendations.

Take Earth Day Network’s 
Pesticide Pledge to learn about additional actions you can take to help protect pollinators.

Additional resources

Puget Sound Beekeepers Association Basic tips for consumers to protect pollinatorsBee Careful with Pesticides!
Reduce your use of single-use plastics

Refuse single-use plastics that you don’t need (e.g. straws, produce bags, coffee cup lids, dry cleaning bags, etc.) – and let businesses know that you’d like them to offer alternatives.

Take the Earth Day Network’s Pledge to End Plastic Pollution and learn more about how you can help end plastic pollution.

Additional Resources:

Fast facts about plastic pollution
7 Ways to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution Today
How to realistically reduce plastic pollution in everyday life
Tips to Use Less Plastic

Only eat sustainable seafood

Make sure you are an educated consumer by referencing SeaFood Watch Cards and downloading the app to support restaurants and businesses that use sustainable practices.

Additional resources:

Sustainable Seafood is Seafood Savvy
Sustainable Fishing
Sustainable Seafood

Ready to commit to taking action?

Take the Pledge