Leafwood supports Going Green, What is Earth Day 2017?
With climate change and pollution facing planet Earth, Leafwood is keen to help protect the environment. Every year on April 22, people across the globe celebrate Earth Day by coming together to raise awareness of being green.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection. The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or planting trees. The event takes place around the world and it is described as the biggest secular holiday on the planet.
More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the day including environmental campaigners Leonardo di Caprio and Emma Watson.
How did Earth Day begin?
Earth Day began after a devastating oil spill almost 50 years ago prompted a group of peace activists to raise environmental awareness. At a UNESCO conference in San Francisco in 1969, peace activist John McConnell proposed that a day should be set aside to honour the Earth and the environment. He believed that humans had an obligation to protect the earth and share its resources with future generations.
The first Earth Day took place the following year in 1970 and marking it were 2,000 colleges and 10,000 schools across the US. Now it is celebrated in 192 countries across the world by around one billion people.
You can mark Earth Day by doing simple things such as:
- Planting trees
- Recycling more
- Reducing your carbon footprint by saving energy
- Stop using disposable plastics
- Try to buy products made from recycled materials
Leafwood supports earth day, every day! We use recycled wood in our products and continually donate to environmental sustainability projects, from ocean garbage collection to planting trees.
So what are you waiting for? Lets all start being a part of the solution!
All the best, Leafwood