April 22 marks the annual celebration of Earth Day, and celebrities took to social media to celebrate the planet, posting Instagram photos and tweets to mark the occasion. Many drew attention to the issue of climate change in their posts, while others shared photos of animals and nature views.
Check out some of the #EarthDay Instagram posts and tweets below.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 22, 2019
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a #GlobalDealForNature. Sign the petition calling on world leaders to come together to protect and restore half of nature. https://t.co/gKSp6h1x3d #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/tQn4Jziblk
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 22, 2019
Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©?DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our — are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals. Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all. Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber. We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too. When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but everyday #earthday
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) April 22, 2019
This #EarthDay consider joining the grassroots environmental movement fighting to save Earth. We have a collective responsibility to take better care of our planet. Today and every day, insist on systemic change to address the destructive impact we have on our planet.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) April 22, 2019
Today is #EarthDay. Let’s celebrate by making a better effort to conserve Mother Nature’s extraordinary natural habitats and animals so future generations can enjoy them. I’ve worked with two incredible causes, @WildAid and @ConservationOrg, that are doing this — links to donate are in my Story. Nature doesn’t need people; people need nature.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) April 22, 2019
A wise friend of mine gave me a simple yet profound explanation for what is happening today with our planet. “Any living thing that loses one-third of its skin suffers a high fever and is at great risk of dying. This is what is happening to the earth: it has lost one-third of its skin—the trees, the soil, and all the biodiversity surrounding it. Yet instead of helping to regenerate and replenish what has been stripped away, we keep on pillaging and ravaging her.” If someone is sick, you don’t keep doing things that make them sicker, you help them heal! Many people take the soil, the food, the water, the air, and all the gifts that it provides us for granted. Many more believe we are entitled to just take and take from it without a thought of nourishing it back. We’re not! The Earth has been giving us clear signs that we must change our ways. There needs to be balance between how much we need for our survival and how much we need to give back. If we want to thrive, it’s time we take responsibility, change our ways, and start honoring this planet that sustains all of our lives. This is our only home. #earthday — Um sábio amigo me deu uma explicação simples e profunda sobre o que está acontecendo com o nosso planeta. “Qualquer coisa viva que perca um terço de sua pele sofre com febre alta e corre grande risco de morrer. E é isso que está acontecendo com a terra que já perdeu um terço de sua pele — as árvores, o solo, o oceano e a biodiversidade que a cerca. Mesmo assim, em vez de ajudar a plantar e restaurar o que foi arrancado, nós continuamos saqueando e destruindo”. Se alguém está doente não seguimos fazendo coisas para deixá-lo mais doente, nós tentamos ajudar! Muitas pessoas não dão o devido valor ao planeta, aos alimentos que comemos e à água que bebemos. Muitos acreditam que temos o direito de nos apropriar de tudo o que a natureza tem a oferecer. Mas não temos! A Terra tem nos dado sinais claros de que devemos mudar o que estamos fazendo. Se quisermos prosperar, é hora de tomar responsabilidade, arregaçar as mangas, fazer algo para ajudar, e começar a honrar este planeta que sustenta todas as nossas vidas. Esta é a nossa única casa. #diadaterra
Climate change is real, it’s here now, and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. This #EarthDay I’m thinking about what we need to do to protect our environment, create jobs for a clean economy & build a sustainable and equitable future. What about you? pic.twitter.com/0De0CbaWTS
Happy #EarthDay! To everyone who drove by my house this morning on the Hollywood tour… I was not passed out face down on my lawn. I was giving the Earth a hug.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 22, 2019
This #EarthDay, I’m thankful for the millions of young people around the world who have marched and gone on strike to demand action on climate change.
We know what we need to do: Cut greenhouse emissions in half by 2030. Now we need to do it.