Archive for April 22, 2012

Sportsmen have contributed billions of dollars towards conservation

Hunters and Shooters Contribute to Conservation

The 42ndAnnual Earth Day is Sunday April 22 where people are over the world will participate in events and pledge to live their life a little more “green.” Earth Day’s official website states “…we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.” Guess who has been “celebrating” and contributing to these same efforts for 140 years–hunters and shooters just like you. Part of Earth Day 2012’s campaign is to reach a goal of a “billion Acts of Green.” On their website, you can make a pledge of what you will do to contribute. Under the tab Conservation & Biodiversity, you can pledge to “eat more local food.” As of this writing, over 1,000 people have taken this pledge. Hunters have been eating local since the history of man. Though there is not an exact number, around 45 million hunters have “taken the pledge to eat more local food.” All 45 million of those hunters, whether or not they are aware of it, have monetarily supported the sustainability of the Earth. I wonder how many of those 1,000 on Earth Day’s webpage have donated money.