5 ways to make everyday Earth Day
EARTH DAY 2021
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
We can all take action to protect our environment.
5 great ways to take action and make everyday Earth Day.
It really is easy and rewarding to recycle. Contact your local recycling companies and find out who collects recycling waste in your area. Some companies offer free collections, others charge a small fee. Most of them provide a weekly bag and will sport the recyclable waste.
Make sure all recyclable materials are clean.
You will be amazing at how little general waste you have once you start recycling and composting.
Over 20% of our landfills are filled with organic waste that could easily be composted and used in our gardens and nourish our soil. If you have a garden its really easy to make your own compost or even buy a compost bin.
Living in a flat is a little more challenging but not impossible. There are amazing composting systems like the Bokashi Composting Bins. Lots of cities and towns have places to drop off compost, like community food gardens.
Reusable cups, bottles and bags
Make sure you have a reusable coffee mug, water battle and shopping bag in your car.
Avoid using single use cups, water bottles and shopping bags that end up in our landfills or worse in our ocean.
If you walk on the beach, hike in the mountains or take your dog around the block, take a small bag and pick up some litter. While it may seem like its a never ending battle, our actions will inspire others and set a good example.
Consider joining organised cleanups and sharing these volunteer initiatives with your community.
The more people that take part and learn the more people will change their behaviour.
Plant a tree:
Trees are our lifeline to fresh air and are vital to our ecosystem, providing shelter, food and homes to wildlife, birds and bees.
Plant a tree and watch it grow and the ecosystem around it thrive. If you can’t plant a tree, consider making a donation to an organisation that plants trees like Greenpop.
Help make everyday Earth Day.