Earth Day 2020

Coincidentally, I created my new website on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd 2020.

Earth Day 2020

By way of history, Earth Day began on April 22nd, 1970, in the USA. It was a way to raise awareness for protecting our environment: clean air, clean water, and protection of endangered species. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) was also created on the same day. Interestingly, the historic Paris Agreement on climate change was signed on Earth Day 2016.

The care of the Earth
Care For The Earth

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action. It represents the future of humanity and provides life support for all living systems on the planet. Our world needs to remain habitable and functioning.

Despite the introduction of EPA, our planet is continuing to suffer immeasurably. As a result, it has led to biodiversity loss, climate change, increased plastic pollution, wildlife extinction, loss of wildness and forest areas, factory pollution, increased use of pesticides, toxic chemical waste, rising sea levels, oil spills, and wildfires.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but every man's greed.

The world needs us to protect and restore it, and we need the world as a haven for us to live in now and for future generations.

What can we do, and how can we serve our planet Earth?

This year due to Covid-19, we are unable to make any changes due to isolation, but we can make more effort at home to responsibly reuse, reduce, and recycle. Now is a good time to teach young children how to make a difference to save our world for us and future generations.

We have the power to make positive changes to our world.
Reuse Reduce Recycle

Once the pandemic is over and life returns to what we all hope will be a ‘new and more caring for our environment normal’, we can all make significant changes to our world.

Due to Covid-19 Earth Day 2020 has gone digital this year. Please check out the following link to learn more about Earth Day and how we can all make significant changes in our lives for the greater good of our world. The following link has many ideas to inspire you to learn about our environment and how to protect it!

Keep our wildlife safe
Keep our oceans clean
Keep our forests green
Raise Awareness

We must raise our awareness of the finite resources we are using, which includes electricity, water, food, plastic, packaging, water bottles, single-use items (plates, cups, cutlery). Travel, explore, and enjoy the wonderful destinations in our world. But do so with consideration of our planet Earth. No littering by disposing of litter thoughtfully into designated bins or taking it home to dispose of. Protect fragile habitats by staying on the designated paths to avoid trampling over fragile native flora. Do not disturb wildlife by artificially feeding, luring, invading their environment, and going too close.

What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make - Jane Goodall
Make every day Earth Day - The Grand Tetons
One Earth Once Choice

Earth Day is a time for us to all reflect on the current world situation. It is also a time to appreciate what the Earth does for us. A time to reflect on ways we can as individuals to improve and support the Earth for us and for future generations.

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