It’s no secret that the Earth is suffering due to pollution, overpopulation, deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. Every 22 April, millions of people around the world celebrate Earth Day in support of the environment drawing attention to the serious issue of climate change.
In fact, figures show that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2020, despite the talk of “nature healing” when countries went into lockdown. The impact of climate change has been well documented; soil erosion, poor air quality, undrinkable water and wildfires, such as those in Australia and California.
With this in mind, plainly urgent action is needed. Individuals, communities, businesses, schools and organisations all need to come together help fight climate change both on a political and practical level. Sustainablity is the key, including renewable energy, reducing food and water waste, fuel-efficient vehicles and factories, reducing and recycling plastic materials and eating less meat and dairy.
Here some daunting stats that underline why we as a global society need to address this issue:
Earth Day is an annual event brings together an estimated one billion people gather each year in 192 countries to highlight the importance of protecting the planet. This year, US President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to take part in a virtual summit on 22 and 23 April to highlight the urgency for stronger climate action. The event will be live streamed because of the pandemic.
This year’s theme is Restore Our Earth, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. This will address how we can play a role in repairing the damage we have done, but also the need to reduce our impact as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.
How can you take part in Earth Day?
With Earth Day just around the corner now is the time to come together as a global renewables PR group, do our bit and spread the message. On Thursday 22 April the world will gather to raise awareness and celebrate our planet Earth. Here are some ways you can celebrate: