Earth Day is about recommitting ourselves to caring for the one Earth we have, and leaving it cleaner and brighter for our children. It’s a responsibility we all share.
The Rockefeller Foundation has had a deep commitment to protecting this planet for the good of humanity since even before the first Earth Day was held 47 years ago – from our support for environmental studies and research programs at universities across America in the 1960s and 1970s, to our work today on reducing food waste, promoting sustainable off-grid energy, building resilience in cities and advancing environmental stewardship through innovative finance.
Caring for the planet also includes being active in our local communities, which is why I was thrilled to join the amazing foundation staff from our New York office as we volunteered for a day of service yesterday with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy in Brooklyn. As you’ll see in the video below, we had a fantastic time, and I hope you take a look. I also want to share the stories below about the great work that we and our partners are doing around the world. I hope they help keep you inspired to preserve our planet for many years to come.
- Raj Shah, President