Our Monday gift to you: a snapshot of how a few of our favorite EcoRighters honored Earth Day. Even if you didn’t hug a tree, your thoughts and actions make a difference.

House Climate Solutions Caucus co-founder Rep. Carlos Curbelo received the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award from our friends at ConservAmerica at EarthX 2018 in Texas.

Carmel, Indiana’s rockstar Mayor Jim Brainard co-authored this op-ed in The Hill. “We don’t have forever to sit on our hands, waiting for bipartisanship to return to Washington or for federal legislation to make it out of Congress to the president’s desk. This Earth Day, it’s time to go local.”

We asked our members what they want to protect. republicEn.org member Jim Tolbert wants to protect the mountains of Western North Carolina, his “backyard.”

Tim Reckmeyer picked glaciers and Spokesperson Tyler Gillette, wildlife. The republicEn.org team weighed in too, with Bob Inglis tweeting a picture of his beloved coral reefs, and Alex Bozmoski noting on that 90 percent of the coral reefs are threatened to be destroyed by 2030, when his daughter (our youngest EcoRighter) will be 12 years old. “It’s not hard to kick the can when I’m thinking about myself. But Penny will be around for all of those milestones and it’s a damn motivating thought.” In fact, kids figured prominently in motivating our team, as well as family traditions. Check out our social media feeds for more heartfelt responses.

It’s not too late to share with us how you honored Earth Day or what motivates you to climate action!