Earth Day is happening April 22, 2022, it’s time to invest in our planet. Now more than ever our planet needs us. We need to all do something for the planet, whether that is small or big- your actions ARE important.
Earth Day is a reminder that the earth needs us every single day, 365 days a year. So, this year on Earth Day, let’s take a pledge to be earth supporters EVERY DAY! Who is with us?!
Here are our top 5 ways to make a difference:
1) Up your plant intake
Eating more plants will cut down your carbon footprint, save water, reduce pollution and result in cleaner air. How great is that?! If you are vegan and are incorporating lots of delicious plants into your diet, then you are already on the right path. If not, why not try and incorporate at last two plant-based meals into your week? Find some delicious ideas here.
2) Vote for the Earth
Now more than ever the earth needs us, so be sure to use your vote not just for the community but for the planet too. So do some research and see where you can cast your vote that aligns with your values and focusses on the environment and the planet. Research with industry bodies to understand how to vote for the climate, start your research here. Vote Earth!
3) Get involved in a clean up
Walk along a street, beach, river, park, anywhere outside and you are bound to notice one thing… rubbish! So what can you do to improve this? Get involved in a local community clean up around your area, and if there isn’t one, organise one! Or if you are out for a walk and see rubbish, pick it up and bin it. Every little bit counts. Cleaning up the environment will improve habitats and prevent harm to wildlife and humans. We all want a greener and cleaner planet so let’s clean it up together. Clean Up Australia Day has an events page with clean up events, and if there isn’t an event, you even have the option to create your own! We also recommend seeing if there are any local Landcare groups in your area. Landcare look after the natural environment, such as managing weeds and cleaning up the area. Find a group here.
4) Look at your foodprint
Earthday.org defines a foodprint as ‘measures the environmental impacts associated with the growing, producing, transporting, and storing of our food— from the natural resources consumed to the pollution produced to the greenhouse gases emitted’. Do you know how big your foodprint is? Find out here.
5) Research, learn and educate
Be a sponge and learn!! If there is something that you want to know more about, research, research and research! Learning is so important and can show us what is really happening out there. The best thing about learning is that you can educate others as well. If you discover something interesting that needs to be voiced, tell your friends, family, everyone! Post it to social media, have a chat, be the earths voice!