Earth Day - April 22, 2024

Posted by Mindy Tulsi-Ingram on 28th Mar 2024

Earth Day - April 22, 2024

The first Earth Day was held in the US on April 22, 1970 with a public demonstration to raise awareness of air pollution, toxic drinking water and effects of pesticides, and 20% of Americans took part in the protest.

The observance of Earth Day has blossomed and is acknowledged around the world through activities relating to appreciating and respecting our environment.

Incorporate a fun corporate Earth Day event.

  • Clean up plastic in your neighbourhood, beaches or local parks.
    • Organize team members and go for a walk with trash bags to collect litter and plastic.
    • Remember to recycle plastic and any other items you can.
  • Plant a garden of wildflowers or native plants to improve pollination by attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, especially if you have an office with a rooftop.
  • Plant a tree to create shade, attract birds and support pollinators while beautifying your environment.
  • Gardening - Use biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground or to save money, repurpose household items as containers for an interesting display.
    • Recycle, reuse or return any plastic pots.
  • Focus on nutrient-rich healthy soil and organic fertilizer to help plants thrive.
    • Avoid using chemicals and pesticides.
  • Grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs to have healthy food options fresh from your garden – with no packaging.
    • Eat what you grow, and donate or share excess produce with others.
  • Conserve water – do not over-water plants. Use rainwater if possible.
  • Involve your kids at a young age to “plant the seed” of healthy habits.

Every day, not just Earth Day

Embrace healthy habits to include the items above every day.

Food waste is a widespread problem, resulting in a large quantity of food being thrown away either because it has passed the “best before date”, or if it has spoiled due to over-buying. Remember, best before dates are to be used as a guideline, and buying large quantities of food on sale and then throwing it away, costs you money.

Be aware of the kitchen and household products that you use – make sure that they are biodegradable, compostable, non-toxic, chemical free and do not use plastic. There is a line of products from “If You Care” that will meet these criteria.

Their motto is “We care simply because it’s the right thing to do.”

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