To mark Earth Day this April, we’re sharing personal essays from individuals who are doing their part to protect our planet. Wes Martel—a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Senior Wind River Conservation Associate for the nonprofit Greater Yellowstone Coalition—has worked on tribal programs and legislation to strengthen communities, save water, conserve energy and promote stewardship of the environment for decades. He shares his thoughts on how each person can step up and make a difference for our neighbors today, and for the generations of tomorrow.