Earth Day 2022

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What is Earth Day?

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. Since then it has grown into a global event that includes a huge range of events coordinated by EARTHDAY.ORG. As the climate crisis becomes ever more serious, each Earth Day that comes along takes on extra significance.

It is believed that over 1 Billion people celebrate Earth Day in more than 193 countries. We strongly support this global initiative and feel that many of their values of environmental conservation resonate closely with our own.

What is this year’s theme?

The theme of the 2022 Earth Day is ‘Invest in Our Planet’. It is a call to action for governments, businesses and individuals to invest in a better future for the planet.

“For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.”

There is also a focus on the cleanup of rubbish in neighbourhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, and trails, happening all over the world which anyone can join. There is also a focus on sustainable fashion, with Earth Day launching a petition calling for change within the industry – as well as legislation to accelerate the action that needs to take place.

How can you take part in Earth Day?

There are thousands of events taking place all across the world from tree-planting to clean-up efforts. There is ​​a litter picking session along the banks of the River Don near our office in Sheffield. Use this map to find out events near you. If there’s nothing currently happening in your area, why not organise your own event? 

What else can you do to help the planet?

It’s vital that we continue to take action throughout the whole year and not just on Earth Day. You can help do your part by making more sustainable fashion choices, installing energy-saving products such as Heat Pumps and Solar Panels, flying less and eating less meat, fish and dairy. You can also join a local campaign group, write to your politicians and donate to environmental charities.

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