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Earth Day

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day yesterday, TSEP are dedicating this week’s blog to the celebration!

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22, with events happening in more than 193 countries! The day demonstrates support for environmental protection, and is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

Events around the world…

The following events are just a few cool things going on to celebrate the day! In NYC- From 9am to 3pm on the Saturday after Earth Day (Saturday, April 27), New York is making thirty blocks of Broadway between 42nd Street and 17th Streets completely car-free. The initiative, now in its fourth year, gives New Yorkers a chance to imagine a world that prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists over four-wheelers.

In 2010, for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 225,000 people gathered at the National Mall for a climate rally. Earth Day Network launched a campaign to plant 1 billion trees, which was achieved in 2012, according to the organisation.

And in World Earth Day 2018, Mumbai celebrated by stepping up its effort to clean its beaches and control the marine pollution caused by plastic. What can you do?

By clicking the link below, you will see the list of Earth Day Network suggestions for a pledge you can take, including: Plant a tree/Donate to plant a tree, Reduce your footprint, and Eat less meat. To see how you can carry out these pledges, click on the link for more info.

https://www.earthday.org/take-action/

Some other cool things you could do this week to celebrate Earth Day are: - Take a walk - Make your own bird feeder - Take a reusable bag to do your weekly shop - Have a meat-free day And the future…? 2020 will see the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Follow the link below for more info on what is already being planned for the special occasion

https://www.earthday.org/earthday/countdown-to-2020/

What are you doing for this year’s Earth Day?