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Since it was launched last year on Earth Day, the Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green Campaign has racked up over 100 million pledges of sustainability – making it the world’s largest environmental service project.

The idea is simple – you hit the site, select an already popular pledge (or create your own), and then follow through on it. Currently, “Eat more local food” followed by “Bring my own reusable bags to the grocery store” are in the top spots. Also in the top five: “I will eat a sustainable healthy plantarian, pure vegetarian, vegan diet!”

Naturally, the idea has caught on with celebrities, with famous faces like Leonardo DiCaprio (pledging $1M to the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to help tigers), Edward Norton (Fundraising through Crowdrise.com), and others like Jewel, Sienna Miller, and Ian Somerhalder.

Obviously, with today being Earth Day and all, now would be a great time to hit the site and make a pledge of your own! I’m personally restarting my compost pile this weekend. How about you?

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    when i google for “plantarian” google asks me “did you mean : planetarium”

    i started a compost pile a few months ago, i got now already three garbage cans with compost on the roof, it’s just amazing to see kitchen scraps turn into a healthy and rich soil thanks to all the insects nibbling. (who in turn are getting nibbled by the lizards..)