Every single day of the year, it’s important to think about the planet and what we can do to be kinder to it. Whether that be from a business perspective or an individual outlook. On the 22nd of April, however, getting involved with climate action should be at the top of your priorities.
Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental movement. This event is celebrated each year, with people everywhere uniting in collective action against the climate crisis. This year, the theme of Earth Day is #InvestInOurPlanet. So, it’s the perfect time to think about how you or your business can invest time, energy, and funds towards tackling the climate crisis.
Here are some key ways to celebrate Earth Day and get involved…
The Great Global Cleanup
On Friday the 22nd of April, events will take place all over the world as part of The Great Global Cleanup. Participating in a local clean-up yourself, or with your team, is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and take a hands-on approach. Cleanups are happening all across the UK, throughout the month of April. You can find one local to you using The Great Global Cleanup map.
If you can’t attend a cleanup yourself, there is also an option to donate to the cause. Donations made to The Great Global Cleanup all go directly to supporting work tackling plastic pollution and other issues related to the climate crisis.
Take part in Earth Day Live
Another great way of getting involved with Earth Day this year is by taking part in Earth Day Live. This is a Climate Action Summit in which some key solutions to the climate crisis will be presented. Staying informed is always an important way of tackling any issue. So, this is a great opportunity to make sure that you are part of the conversation, and part of the solution.
The Earth Day Live panels will be made up of leading experts, scientists, activists, business leaders, and influencers. The talks will cover topics ranging from environmental and social justice to the green economy.
Support sustainable businesses
Being eco-friendly isn’t just for Earth Day, it’s something that can be integrated into your everyday life. One great way to incorporate sustainability into your daily life is to change your shopping habits. Supporting brands that operate in an environmentally conscious way is one way of showing consistent support for the planet. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of guilt-free products and experiences!
If you’re a customer, challenge yourself to swap out some big corporations and shop at more sustainable, independent, and local brands. If you run a business, think about what kind of brands you want to partner with, and take a value-first approach.
At The Mór Card, we’re always eager to shout about the sustainable-focused brands we partner with and offer exclusive discounts on. Explore our sustainably made partners and our other eco-friendly badges.
Work towards zero-waste
Cutting down on waste, such as single-use plastics, is yet another way to get involved with Earth Day, every day. Whether that means investing in a reusable cup for your daily coffee or changing your business policy to become paper-free, each small step has the power to make all the difference.
If you’re a business leader, it’s important to set clear goals. For example, you could make a pledge and commit to a date when you want to become a fully zero-waste business.
From getting your hands dirty with a litter pick to making key changes to your company’s policy, there are so many ways to get involved with Earth Day this year. And once you’ve gathered momentum, it’s time to turn up for the environment each and every day of the year.