Earth Day is an annual event celebrated globally on 22 April to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainability.
It was first celebrated in 1970, and since then, it has grown into a worldwide movement that involves millions of people in more than 190 countries.
Here are some tips that people can do to celebrate Earth Day:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: One of the best ways to reduce your environmental impact is to reduce waste. Start by using reusable bags, bottles, and containers whenever possible. Avoid buying single-use items and recycle whenever possible.
Conserve Water: Water is a precious resource, and we should use it wisely. Fix any leaks, take shorter showers, and turn off the tap when you brush your teeth.
Plant Trees: Trees play a vital role in our environment by providing oxygen, reducing carbon dioxide levels, and supporting wildlife. Planting trees is an excellent way to celebrate Earth Day and improve the local ecosystem.
Go Green: Choose eco-friendly products and services. Switch to LED lights, use energy-efficient appliances, and consider using public transportation, carpooling, or biking instead of driving alone.
Learn and Spread Awareness: Read about environmental issues and learn how you can help. Share what you learn with your friends and family, and encourage them to take action.
Volunteer: There are many environmental organizations that need volunteers to help with their efforts. Find a local organization and offer your time and skills to make a positive impact.
Support Sustainable Practices: Choose to support businesses that are committed to sustainable practices. Look for companies that use renewable energy, recycle, and reduce their environmental footprint.
Remember, every action you take, no matter how small, can make a difference in protecting our planet.
Here at temple+co we're committing to choosing more sustainable options for you, our customers, and we're making some big changes in this space this year. We'll be committing to stocking brands and products that have moved away from plastic packaging and are prioritising refillable options. Watch this space!
Here our our product picks for Earth Day:
George & Edi candle - conserve energy and save on power by lighting a candle. Packaged in glass and placed in a paper box, these plastic free candles tick a few Earth Day boxes!
Murchison-Hume cleaning concentrates - available in Bathroom and All Purpose Cleaner, these small bottles make up two spay bottles worth of product. Great value for money, and less packaging waste. Simple pour into your existing Murchison-Hume spray bottle, or any spray bottle and make it last the distance.
Sol Glass Reusable coffee cup - the easiest way to save on single use coffee cups. Enjoy your cafe coffee while saving on waste, and look stylish in the process. These are also currently on sale, making it more affordable to invest in a reusable cup!
Rohr Remedy - refillable options and glass packaging - that’s a big yes from us!