In this post, we will discuss about Earth Day, the theme for Earth Day 2023, and its significance.
Every year on April 22, Earth Day is observed to honor the environmental movement and promote the preservation of natural resources. Earth Day was first started by American senator Gaylord Nelson to promote environmental education and create eco-consciousness.
Earth Day is typically observed on April 22 or the day of the spring equinox in each region of the world. This year too , Earth Day will be observed on April 22 this year.
This year, Earth Day will mark its 53rd birthday.
The theme for Earth day 2023
Because of Earth Day being about promoting renewable energy, global warming, and climate change therefore -“Invest In Our Planet” is going to be the focus of this year. Businesses, governments, and civil society are equally responsible for investing in Green energy.
With the participation from over one billion people each year, Earth Day is the greatest civic movement worldwide. According to the Earth Day Network, over 190 countries celebrate the environmental occasion with an estimated one billion participants.
Our Earth risks losing 40% of glacial mass if it doesn’t give up fossil fuels if we do not take climate action.
How can you participate in Earth Day 2023 ?
There are many ways to do your bit. Here are a few:
Plant more trees
It is trees that hold soil, give shade and oxygen and help purify the air , bring down temperatures. Something our small balcony gardens cannot do.
Cut back on the use of plastic
We should avoid Single use plastic cutlery and carry our own steel straws and spoons and a small tumbler. This itself can make a huge difference.
Instead of using bottled water the use of public water fountains will help in reducing plastic usage.
Be an advocate of change
Drum up support and create awareness about climate change and eco-friendly practices. We can force governments to adopt mor eco-friendly policies by creating mass support.
We can promote sustainability by using recycled clothing or thrifting or donating old clothes. In fact , the practice of minimalism can help us reduce clutter, save money and also help save earth. Textile industry uses a lot of water and recycling our clothes can help conserve water.
The millennials love to travel , the rampant traveling has created a need for roads and commercialism making people cut down trees to make way for infrastructure. Here is what an eco-conscious tourist should do- click here
Switching off gadgets
Smart gadgets that sense movement and switch off themselves when not needed can help curb wastage of power and water.