Our Earth Day Activities
What Is Earth Day?
Started fifty years ago, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate worldwide support for environmental protection.
First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (fka Earth Day Network) including over One Billion people in more than 193 countries
Why Is This So Important?
Over the last 50 years many things have happened to make the world more sustainable.
However, as we look around and still see so much pollution, the ice caps melting, and de-forestation even in our most sacred of rain forests, The Amazon, so we have to ask ourselves - is it enough?
The answer is a clear NO!
What can I do to help?
Quite a lot, Actually!
On Earth Day and throughout the month of April, we will be writing blogs, interviewing guests on our podcast, and hosting events where you can become informed, learn how you can help, and most importantly, sign up to become part of the conversation.
The first step is to subscribe so we can keep you informed.
The second is to share this page this with your tribe.
The third is to own your power as a consumer.
What does this mean? It means you can vote with your wallet!
Make sure you are informed about the brands you use and consume. Do some research. You can ask these 3 basic questions:
Are they using sustainable practices to make their products? (Many companies, focused too heavily on profits, may use the cheapest ingredients, which are potentially unsafe, not grown sustainably and sourced from China, where child labor laws are lax.)
Are they using sustainable and recyclable packaging? (We have all seen the plastic island larger than Texas floating in the Pacific ocean!)
Are they using toxic ingredients, such as preservatives, additives and colorants that leach into the soil and water? (There are 1300 cosmetic ingredients that are banned in the EU, but that are allowed in the USA! These ingredients can be toxic, and end up in the soil and waterways, only to be absorbed by humans and our pets.