Happy Earth Day!
Today marks the 50th global annual event in which we celebrate the planet we live on. And this year it has never been more important. Earth Day’s aim is to raise awareness on the negative impact of our actions on the environment and the earth as a whole.
Over the years we have taken for granted this planet we call home, treated it like we could easily find another one if this one perished. But of course, that is not the case. With every bottle you do not recycle, car ride that could have been walked or choosing cheap over sustainable, we are one step closer to losing the Earth.
We all know we do it. It’s easier to just throw everything away rather than sort through and figure out what can be recycled and what can’t be. We all say we don’t have the time to figure out what we can do for the environment but now we do. Now we are stuck at home with nothing to do and all the time in the world so now is the time to act.
And I can hear you saying, but celebs are off in their private jets, how will me not using a straw help? The thing is, it will. It starts with us; it starts with us all making an effort to change our lifestyle to better the planet we stand on. Not making that change just because you think it won’t help is the exact attitude that has meant we have ended up here in the first place.
The coronavirus has made a massive negative impact on all our lives, however, it has made a massive positive impact on our environment. Air pollution has decreased, animals have had more room to roam and carbon emissions are falling sharply. This just shows how our actions affect the environment and by each of us making changes to our lives, how the environment will thank us for it.
Today, being Earth day is the perfect day to think about what you can do to help us persevere the planet we live on and call home.
Here are some ideas to get you started: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/earthday.html
By Lara Kelly