Before We're Gone | Earth Day Network

Before We’re Gone

A Cross-Country Search to Protect Our Species

Today, we’re losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate. Insect populations have decreased by more than 45% worldwide; 40% of the world’s bird species are in decline; beekeepers report annual hive losses of 30% or higher, and the list goes on.

Human activities—climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution, and pesticides—are to blame. We’ve got to Protect Our Species.

To raise awareness about the urgency of this challenge – and what we can do to address it – Earth Day Network has partnered with the Out of Home Advertising Association of America to display the #ProtectOurSpecies call to action on digital billboards and bus shelters around the United States.

We need you to tell us where you are seeing these images ‘out in the wild’

Snap your photos with these public service ads and share on social media with the hashtag #ProtectOurSpecies. Every week between now and May 1, we’ll be selecting winners to receive their own limited-edition 2019 Protect Our Species sustainable EDN x Kastlfel t-shirt.

So see, snap, and share – tell us where you’re seeing these images around the United States. Together, we can Protect Our Species!