3 actions you can take today to protect Earth, thanks to Lil Dicky

It’s been nearly two whole years since American rapper and comedian Lil Dicky and super producer Benny Blanco collaborated with pretty much every A-list pop star out there, to produce a cheeky, fun (and sometimes a little rude!) music video called Earth.

Featuring the likes of Justin Bieber as a baboon, Arianna Grande as a zebra, Halsey as a lion cub, Sia as a kangaroo and Miley Cyrus as an elephant, the video, which has now amassed more than 290 million views on YouTube, called on Earthlings to save the planet we call home.

All streaming profits were donated to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to support various environmental organisations, which resulted in $800,000 in funds going to multiple organisations doing amazing work for our planet last year.

Those of us who signed up to updates from welovetheearth.org received an update from Dave aka Lil Dicky yesterday, with some simple ways to take action in 2021 to save the planet. We thought these were too good not to share. As Lil Dicky says in the email: “If everyone reading this right now joined me in doing just one of the below things, the earth would be a lot better off today than yesterday that’s for sure!”

3 ways to protect our Earth in 2021, thanks to Lil Dicky

1. Stop the Line 3 Pipeline

Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin.

On his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, igniting national and international pressure for leaders to put a stop to other carbon-loading oil pipelines, such as Line 3 and the Dakota Access pipeline.

Native American groups, activists and environmentalists continue to fight to stop the Line 3 pipeline, stating it would contribute more to climate change than Minnesota’s entire economy. Line 3 would also violate the treaty rights of Anishinaabe peoples and nations in its path.

“It’s well-past time to end the legacy of theft from and destruction of indigenous peoples and territories.” – stopline3.org

The action you can take today:

As he has already done with the Keystone XL pipeline, President Biden has the power to stop the construction of the Line 3 pipeline immediately. You can help support this movement by:

2. Strike with Fridays For Future

Fridays For Future began when then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate in 2018. It is now a global climate strike movement. Fridays For Future’s goal is to overcome the climate crisis and create a society that lives in harmony with its fellow beings and its environment. The organisation has three clear, simple demands:

  1. Keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.
  2. Ensure climate justice and equity.
  3. Listen to the best united science currently available.

The action you can take today:

Fridays For Future is hosting a Global Climate Strike to demand immediate action from world leaders on 19 March 2021. Here’s how you can take part:
  • If you feel safe to do so, you can register to stage a protest or demonstration at your local city hall or government building.
  • Those of us who need to stay home due to local government restrictions or for our own health, safety and wellbeing can show support by striking at home and sharing the movement on social media, with hashtags #FridaysForFuture and #ClimateStrike.

3. Support the shift towards clean energy

All over the world, businesses, governments and communities are moving away from fossil fuels and shifting towards clean, renewable energy. You can support this movement too.

The action you can take today:

  • If you own a business, Climate Reality Project can help you make the commitment towards renewable energy here.
  • As a consumer, you can choose to purchase from a climate-friendly businesses listed here.
  • Donate to a nonprofit that has committed to 100% renewable energy.

For more ways to save the planet, head to welovetheearth.org.

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