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Earth Day Turns 50

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! A day dedicated for environmental awareness and climate action to protect our beautiful planet for future generations.

Earth Day was first celebrated by millions in the United States on April 22nd, 1970. Today, it is now celebrated by nearly a billion people worldwide; the largest environmental movement to date.

This year, however, Earth Day will look a little different than the others but that doesn’t mean you can’t take action while at home. 

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Climate Action”. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

Together, we can step up and make changes to our daily lifestyles in order to tackle the climate crisis! 

Need some inspiration for #EarthDayAtHome?

Here are some ideas of practical, creative, and fun ideas for all tastes and ages collected from earthday.ca

  1. Eat local, eat seasonally and eat organic when you can;
  2. Reduce your food waste by being mindful of the amount of food you throw away;
  3. Replace your lightbulbs with low-energy lightbulbs; 
  4. Lower your thermostat to 19C;
  5. Follow the 7R’s of sustainability:
    1. Rethink
    2. Refuse
    3. Reduce
    4. Repurpose
    5. Reuse
    6. Recycle
    7. Rot (Recover)
  6. Opt for second-hand purchases;
  7. Go walking or cycling when you can;
  8. Grow your own vegetable garden;
  9. Plant nectar-giving plants to attract pollinators; 
  10. Use natural products instead of harmful pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. 

Need more ideas? Head over to Earth Day Canada’s #EarthDayAtHome blog post and share what you are doing for Earth Day on social media! 

We can make a better world for everyone. Tell everyone you know about April 22 and join us as we flood the world with messages of hope, optimism and, above all — action. 

Let’s make Earth Day everyday!

-Wild & Immersive Team