Earth Day is just around the corner! In light of the 2021 theme, which is "Restore Our Earth™", we are constantly reminded that we need to take part in preserving our nature, fighting the climate change, and environmental destruction.
The pandemic might still surge all around the world, but it doesn't mean that you can't create the change for our Earth.
So, if you're looking for activities ideas on this Earth Day, we have them all here. And the great part is, you can do it from the comfort of your home!
Curious? Here's a list of activities that you can do during the Earth Day!
1. Plant more trees
Now, let's take a moment to reflect. Do you still plant some plants or trees? Or... maybe you haven't at all? Well, time to plant one (or more)!
According to TreePeople, planting trees can lessen the temperature of a city by up to 10 degrees. Not only that, trees also have tons of benefits for you – some of them including to clean the air, conserve energy, and stock oxygen for us.
Any trees would have the same impact, but alternatively, you can also plant your own fruits and vegetables!
By planting those, you can contribute both to your health and the environment. If you have all the sources of food around you, you will not have to drive to stores, thus reducing the amount of fossil fuel emission.
2. 3'R's – reduce, reuse, and recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle. You might have heard of this term often.
Although simple, these three words play a significant role in cutting down the environmental waste. Don't know where to start? Here's what you can do!
- Reduce the waste you produce
Be selective when you buy things, so you will not produce much waste. Or, when you buy food or drinks, you don't have to ask for plastic cutleries or plastic bags. The less, the more.
- Reuse items
Bring your own bottle when you eat out or travel around, ask for no plastic bags when you shop, and bring your cutleries from home are simple habits you can build. Start small!
- Recycle products
When you throw away your waste, make sure to separate the recyclable and unrecyclable items. Think and rethink, check and recheck before you throw away something.
3. Drive less, save more
In 2019, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a research about the total emissions of US greenhouse gas. The result?
It shows that the transportation sector takes the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions, with a percentage of 29%. And more emissions means more pollution and potential dangers for global warming.
So, what can we learn from the story above? Drive less!
Nowadays, instead of driving your car or motorcycle, maybe you can try riding your bike. But, if you don't know how to ride it, taking online taxis or public transportation might be great solutions to try.
4. Educate yourself
Not only books, the internet can also broaden your horizon! This year's Earth Day celebrations will be mostly virtual, so you can tune in to stream and learn straight from the discussion of global leaders, environmental activists, and other experts.
You can join several live-streaming events – one is from the official Earth Day website that holds a three-day live stream event, while the other one is Biden Administration's Leaders Summit on Climate.
Another thing that you can do is learn from existing apps that discusses about environmental issues and how to take care of them. WWF Forests is one of the so many apps that provide such information.
This app is an outcome of our partnership with WWF to raise the awareness about forest sustainability and environmental issues.
Currently, WWF Forests is only available on App Store. So, if you're an Apple user, just hit the download button right away!
5. Now, time to educate others!
So, you've already done the 4 steps above. What to do now?
Time to share what you have learnt with other people! It could be with your family, friends, or even your colleagues.
Educating people is certainly not easy, but you can infuse interactive visuals to keep them interested.
You can try creating your own Assemblr projects, and slip in some information about how to preserve our Earth, just like this creation below.
Isn't it simple? If you have done some of the points above as a habit, then it's awesome. But, if you haven't, it's never too late to try, right? Let's join the celebration, and create the change for our Earth!
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