30×30 Awareness Initiative

April 1 – 30, 2022 education and awareness, 2022-2030 do the WORK!

Amount of Land Currently Protected 15%
Amount of Ocean Currently Protected 7%

WHAT IS 30×30?

A presidential executive order, challenged the administration of the United States, to protect 30% of its land and 30% of its ocean areas (and therefore 30% of what’s in it) by 2030 (30×30 Initiative). This order was prompted from evidence of nature’s decline. This action is necessary to secure the natural life support systems we depend on for clean air and water, food, and quality of life. The call to action has seen movement globally in both large-scale and small-scale efforts taking place.

This 30×30 Initiative has been incorporated in Action Target 3 in the Convention on Biological Diversity’s First Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and is championed by over 70 countries in the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People.

WHY 30×30?

With only 15% of land and 15% of freshwater, and 7% of our oceans being protected, world leaders are trying to boost ambition to protect the natural world. Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate and it affects not only the health of the planet, but also our health and well-being. Populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles have seen an average drop of 68% since 1970. Insect losses and plant extinctions are twice as high as mammals, birds and amphibians combined. Losses at these lower ends of the ecosystem have effects that ripple up into all aspects of the natural world, like the pollinators that enable much of our food production. The natural world provides critical resources to sustain all life on earth and ecosystems provide services that reduce damage that has already been done. We’ve seen a global adoption of 30X30 but we need to do more locally. Why?

BECAUSE NATURE IS OUR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM.

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WHAT ARE WE DOING TO HELP?

How Can YOU Help?

During the month of April, the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation will be running our own 30×30 Awareness Initiative to educate our community on the importance of 30×30, what the foundation is doing, and what individuals can do to answer nature’s call.

  • Join our Facebook and Instagram page to be up-to-date on events in April, information, and happenings in the Baird Creek Greenway!
  • Donate towards the initiative to help us protect and restore land!
  • Buy gear from the store below to help spread the word!
  • Tell everyone you know about 30×30!
  • Volunteer to help us get the work done!

OUR PLACE, OUR PLANET, OUR RESPONSIBILITY…

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In collaboration with Earth Month in April, our annual Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday April 30th, 2022, will be in honor of the 30×30 Initiative as we complete projects in the Greenway to care for our greenspace. Join your neighbors to clean and green Baird Creek! Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks, and neighborhood sites throughout greenway. Location Triangle Hill, 500 Beverly Rd, Green Bay, 54311. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

You can support the foundation by clicking the link to the right and by helping us spread the word…

30×30 Store

Thanks to the sponsors of the Earth Month Clean Up!!! Starbucks will be providing drinks and snacks in the morning, and Stillmank Brewing Co. and Noble Roots Brewing Company will be giving out coupons for beverages for after the event for participants. A big THANK YOU for their support!!!

IMPACT

With the help of donors, members, and volunteers, we has saved more than 500 acres of land. Today, all the people in and around the Greater Green Bay Community live within miles of open space. Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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