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5 ways you can celebrate world earth day 2023

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Dating all the way back to 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG

EARTHDAY.ORG, formerly Earth Day Network, includes 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2023 is ‘Invest In Our Planet’.

Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet and take action to reduce our impact on the environment. Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate and honour Earth Day 2023

 

1. Plant a tree or start gardening:

Trees and plants help to clean the air, provide optimal habitats for wildlife, and absorb carbon dioxide. Planting a tree or starting gardening is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and make a positive impact on the environment, as well as a positive impact on your own life! One of the largest studies to date on gardens and gardening, funded by Innovate UK and National Institute for Health Research, found that people who spent time in the garden report better physical and mental health levels than those who do not (source). 

2. Reduce your fossil fuel consumption:

Energy consumption in the form of fossil fuels is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. You can reduce your fossil fuel consumption by minimising the amount of flights you take and reducing your car usage or sharing lifts/ car-pooling where possible. If you do need to fly frequently, there are many schemes to offset your carbon emission such as Earthly.

3. Clean up litter in your community:

Litter can be extremely harmful to wildlife and pollute our waterways. Why not organise a group of friends or family members to pick up litter in your community or take part in a beach clean?

3. Use reusable bags, water bottles, and containers:

Single-use plastics are a major source of pollution. By using reusable bags, water bottles, and containers, you can help reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and the ocean. 

4. Support environmental and sustainable organisations:

Consider donating to or volunteering with an environmental organisation whose ethos is planet-centric and supporting sustainable businesses in your local area. We love Peper Harow socks based in Burgess Hill who focus on creating sustainable, ethically made socks in the UK

 

Remember, every small action we take can make a difference in protecting the planet for future generations. Happy Earth Day!

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