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US Postal Service unveils Earth Day Forever stamps

If you’ve been to the post office this month, you may have noticed a new stamp. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the United States Postal Service unveiled the Earth Day Forever stamp

The Earth Day Forever stamp features USPS art director Antonio Alcalá’s painting of the Earth with small green lines surrounding it, rendered in gouache (a type of watercolor using opaque paint) on watercolor paper. 

“Earth Day Forever,” the words written on the new stamp, is a reflection of Earth Day Network’s motto: Earth Day is not a day — it’s a movement. 

“Today, [Earth Day] remains an important way for Americans and people around the world to recognize the importance of the planet,” reads USPS’s Earth Day stamp landing page.

Fifty years ago, more than 20 million people took to the streets and called on our leaders to demand change. That event, which became the nation’s first Earth Day, launched the modern environmental movement. Today, Earth Day is an international movement, serving as the catalyst for environmental protection in every country around the world.  

The new Earth Day stamp spreads the message of environmental protection no matter how you use it — maybe you want to write more letters as an “isolution” during the pandemic, or you still need to mail your tax paperwork (or that birthday card from last month).

As a Forever stamp, the Earth Day stamp’s price will stay consistent even if postal rates go up. Support the U.S. Postal Service and our essential U.S. postal workers by ordering the Earth Day stamp. Or buy them at your local post office. 

Support our work, too, as we strive to protect our planet and ensure Earth Day is forever.