Happy Earth Week!
As Sustainability Activators, we share a common appreciation for our Earth and we’re acting together to make a difference in this decisive decade in order to mitigate the long-term effects of climate change. During Earth week we are encouraging our employees to participate in green activities to celebrate Earth Day 2021 on April 22nd via our Earth Restoration BINGO, an interactive game which will run over the official Earth Week period from Friday 16 April – Monday 26 April.
Effective Climate Action requires a combination of education, personal behavioural shifts and practical action, therefore we have designed our BINGO card activities to reflect this multi-layered approach.
Why is Earth Day Important?
Earth Day has become a significant annual occurrence, created to support the health and wellbeing of our environment. Join us in celebrating the 51st Earth Day and show your support for environmental protection, to help raise a voice about the need for positive global change.
10 Things You Can Do on Earth Day 2021
- Build a bat box. These “homes” for bats are typically made of wood and provide protection for bats in rough climates. Bats need to be protected because of their limited numbers. Learn more about how to build a bat box.
- Plant a pollinator garden with native flowers that provide nectar or pollen for a range of pollinating insects. Learn about how to build a pollinator garden, the types of plants that attract pollinators.
- Lean into the “Plantdemic” and grow your own food in a garden, or in a planter inside your home.
- Prevent Food Waste by making a recipe using the food you have in the fridge. Or, order through this app created to avoid food waste by taking advantage of products that are still in good condition. Also remember to compost any food scraps you may have to help save essential nutrients for plants to grow and builds a healthy soil structure. Learn more about how to compost.
- Reuse Recycled Materials to build a toy boat or a shovel from recycled material.
- Watch an environmental documentary. A few favorites include Kiss the Ground, Filmin, The Blue Planet Miniseries, The Ivory Game, I am Greta, Chasing Coral and Virunga.
- Listen to Activating Sustainability the Anthesis Podcast, our Wise Women in Waste series or check out another sustainability podcast!
- Find a local Environmental organisations to check out in your community. This may include: community Gardens, CSAs, local compost groups, conservation efforts, Land Trusts, Sierra clubs, climate reality groups, and more.
- Start a conversation with someone in person or online about what “restoring our Earth” means to you.
- Become informed about how environmental issues intersect with other social issues such as environmental racism. Learn what it means to be an intersectional environmentalist.
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