World Earth Day
This years' theme is: Restore Our Earth.
As the world returns to normal, we can't go back to business-as-usual.
Earth Day is an event which we celebrate each year on April 22nd to demonstrate support of our environment and its protection. It was first held in 1970. Earth day promotes clean and healthy living, concentrating on how to create a sustainable habitat for people and wildlife. Our planet is fragile and needs constant protection.
There are many businesses that incorporate actions towards a sustainable environment such as, using sustainable suppliers, choosing energy efficient equipment (as simple as a lightbulb), reducing waste in the workplace eg: avoiding paper cups, stirrers etc. Many companies will provide reusable crockery, mugs and cutlery. There is no “Business as usual”. Our Earth is changing, so we should too!
By choosing sustainable businesses, we are choosing to protect and save our planet.
Tooth. Is a business that designs products to help you help the planet! With all products made from recyclable, sustainable and biodegradable materials. The TOOTH.HANDLE is made from 100% recycled aluminium and our TOOTH.HEADs are made from Floreon, a plant based material derived from renewable resources like corn and sugar cane. Make a simple switch to an eco-friendly toothbrush today with Tooth. and help save your planet!
There are many organisations that offer free educational resources allowing everyone access to information. Some of which are solely reliant on donations and contributions to complete their work. We have created a list and breakdown of useful organisations and resources below.
The Ocean Cleanup - A non-profit organisation that develops technology to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and intercept it in rivers before it can reach the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup was founded by Boyan Slat in the Netherlands in 2013.
5gyres - Founded in 2009, 5gyres is a non-profit organisation focused on reducing plastic pollution by focusing on primary research. 5gyres’ programmes concentrate on science, adventure and education.
Earth Guardians - Earth Guardians is an intergenerational organisation working alongside the youth, that trains and allows youth to become leaders in the environmental, climate and social justice movements across the globe, using art, music, civic engagement and legal action to be a part of the change and awareness of critical issues we face globally. Earth Guardians was founded in 1992.
A Plastic Ocean - A documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution’s environmental impacts, when discovering the oceans full of plastic waste. This documentary was released in 2016, directed by Craig Leeson with cast and crew including Sir David Attenborough and Barack Obama.
Wasteland - Released in 2011, this documentary shows the world's largest landfill site located just outside of Rio de Janeiro in Jardim Gramacho, Brazil. Modern artist Vik Muiz goes on to work alongside the catadores (unseen street heroes) in a bid to help change their lives Vik Muiz finds himself changing in the process.
Seaspiracy - A documentary film created by Ali Tabrizi, based on the environmental impact of fishing. The documentary was released globally in 2021 on Netflix and has become a major focal point for media coverage.
Turning the Tide on Plastic by Lucy Siegle tells the story of our oceans current state and the possible outcome if there is no change. “Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050” Turning the Tide on Plastic was published in 2018.
The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future by David Wallis-Wells where he informs readers of the consequences of global warming. The book was published in 2019 and was inspired by an article from New York magazine “The Uninhabitable Earth”.
Drawdown - This New York Times bestseller details the bold and realistic solutions to climate change offered by leading researchers, scientists and policymakers. Published in 2017.
The most effective way to ensure our environment is protected, is to educate yourself and others of ways we can all keep our planet clean, healthy and sustainable. Simple and effective switches have a huge impact. As well as donating to the many organisations dedicated to keeping our environment clean.
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