The first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970. Now more than 50 years later, Earth Day has become the world’s largest environmental movement, with over a billion people in 193 countries participating in Earth Day activities every year.
The goal? To educate, mobilize, empower people and organizations to reduce their impact on the environment focusing on climate action, science and education, people and communities, conservation and restoration, and plastic and pollution.
“Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.” EarthDay.org
This year, during the COVID 19 pandemic, you can still take action from home! From how you manage food, energy, and waste in your home to how to move around the city and in nature.
Listen: Kristen Mullen from earthday.ca on Moment of Truth
Reduce food waste
In Canada, 58% of food is discarded somewhere along the food chain. Utilize “scraps” in soups, leftovers, and smoothies.
A typical year of incoming email makes the equivalent carbon footprint as 320km traveled by car. Don’t send unnecessary note, delete old emails, and unsubscribe from newsletters you don’t read.
Collect one piece of garbage per day
Imagine if everyone on their walk today did? We can easily clean up our own neighbourhoods!
Get more great ideas from earthday.ca.
View this post on Instagram