Today is a day that we celebrate the Earth and all that it provides for us, it’s a day to reflect on how we too can give back to the Earth!
Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities.
Are you curious what’s happening around the world? Here are just a few of the events taking place:
In Copenhagen, Denmark—as well as in six other cities on five continents—the Danish Cultural Institute is organizing its annual CO 2 Green Drive Project in honor of Earth Day. Runners, walkers, bikers, and skaters are using their cities as canvasses to spell “CO 2“ with GPS devices.
In Argentina, volunteers from the Surfrider Foundation are cleaning up the local beaches and planting evergreens and Tamarisk shrubs to help prevent wind and water erosion.
5,000 miles to the northeast, in Ghana, The Rural Education and Development Programme (REDEP) is hosting a three-part event that includes a community clean-up, a “Face of Climate Change” theatre production, and an environmentally-themed essay contest.
A local organization in Jalandhar, India—in coordination with Earth Day Network India—is distributing free saplings to students and hosting a discussion about the effects of climate change and ways to mitigate it.
And for more tips that can be adopted into your daily routine, see the below reminders that you can begin today!
- Install an additional receptacle in your home to collect recyclable items versus a single trash can.
- When using water, do not keep it running while brushing teeth, turn it off and on when not needed.
- For bathing and showering, do not run the water ahead of time consistently as a habit just to make sure you have a hot shower. If you do not have hot water within a minute or so, please let the office team know as there may be something we can do to speed up the time it takes for the hot water to reach your home.
Share your Earth Day activities, what do you do to celebrate the Earth?
Information provided by earthday.org.