April 22, Earth Day celebrates 50 years. However, Earth Day 2020 will be markedly different than years past given the COVID-19 pandemic! With lockdowns and quarantines in place, there will be no celebrations or climate protests in the streets. But fear not, there will be countless virtual and digital events around the globe!
Participating in these virtual events can still allow your voice to be heard for a new beginning for the planet 🙂
“Thanks to technology, Earth Day will be going digital. People will have to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations about the environment via the internet. We can all participate from home while social distancing and protesting virtually. You can create a poster and share it on social media with hashtags #EarthDayNetwork; attending a virtual presentation organized by students, universities and other leaders and more.”
As much as the Holidays are a wonderful time of year, sadly they can be incredibly wasteful too. However, there are little things you can do to make your Holiday a bit “greener”.
Recycling your wrapping paper and Christmas cards can give you some eco warm and fuzzies. But millions of tons of Christmas cards and wrapping paper can wind up in landfills if they are infused with glitter which is then REJECTED for recycling. Bummer!!
Perhaps get more creative and opt for seeded, plantable wrapping paper and Xmas cards that grow!
I came across a company called Botanical Paperworks. It’s a bounty of Seeded Paper that Grows. Boy did I hit the proverbial Motherlode!!
They have all kinds of seeded promotional items for all kinds of events and occasions. From greeting cards, wedding invites etc., they have an entire Green Gifts Guide with “Eco-Friendly, Plantable Gifts for All Occasions”. All I can say is yay!!
Earth Hour 2017 is just about upon us. It’s time to
“Turn Up The Dark”
Earth Hour 2017 coming up this weekend. In staying with my roots as an advocate for this big blue marble we call home, I like to dedicate a post to this event. So it’s time for a shout out for Mother Earth!
“Each year, millions of people around the globe unite for an hour to celebrate our amazing planet. Will you join us for Earth Hour in 2017?”
In 2016 over 12,700 major landmarks switched off the lights, 178 countries and territories participated and 2.4 million people got involved and took actions.
Considering all the craziness going on with our current reckless administration – wanting to strip away important protections for clean air and water like the EPA, this is important – now more than ever!
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Earth Hour 2015 – Power Down for the Planet
On the heels of the previous post about the Colorado Environmental FIlm Festival and while we’re on a environmental theme, Earth Hour 2015 is coming up on Saturday March 28, 2015 8:30 pm local time.
Get ready to turn out the lights, power down your electronics, turn off the TV, light some candles and just chill and enjoy with family or friends. Earth Hour is “uniting people to protect the planet.”