Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd of April. It was first celebrated in 1970 as an international protest. It was founded by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson. And yet, we still need to protest and create an awareness of looking after our planet, even more so today! What are you doing in your home and community for Earth Day
Earth Day in 2021 (https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/) is having three days of awareness and activities.
There are many ways in which we can each contribute to restoring our earth, and by implementing ideas in our schools and homes. I’d like to share some thoughts and ideas.
Recycling and reducing waste
As a family, school or community do you recycle your waste?
Buy products that use less packaging?
What about “plogging”: Picking up litter while jogging?
Explore MyWaste South Africa to find recycling companies, and information about recycling and reusing.
Add climate to the curriculum
Encourage your learners to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Earth Day website has a range of learning activities, including games
Earth Day topic quizzes https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-quizzes/
If we look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all of them link to preserving our planet in one form or another, and they could be highlighted on Earth Day.
We should be developing school and family projects and initiatives around these goals continually.
Help protect pollinators
Download the Global Earth Challenge™ citizen science app today