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April 14, 2021

How to Make a Difference this Earth Day

Earth Day falls this Thursday, April 22 and is a global annual event used to highlight the importance of protecting the environment. Earth Day has been noted every year since 1970, and has been the driver behind significant environmental actions, including the signing of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change. 

There are many ways you can get involved with the annual Earth Day, including:

  • Creating Your Own Act of Green 
  • Pledging to Vote Earth
  • Volunteering with Earthday.org 
  • Making an Earth Day Window Sign 

As well as getting involved with the event, there are a number of things you can to do take action in small, everyday ways to help support and protect the environment. 

  • Move all of your paper mail and publications to online mail
  • Collect trash while enjoying your outdoor activities
  • Limit your meat intake by participating in Meatless Mondays
  • Reduce use of airplanes, and opt for the carbon offset
  • Reduce your use of plastics, and minimise your waste where possible 
  • Swap your regular toothbrush for a recyclable toothbrush
  • Reduce your waste and start composting your food scraps
  • Buy local food to reduce the level of logistics
  • Try growing your own food with an organic garden
  • Use a reusable water bottle 
  • Return your expired and unwanted medicine to your local pharmacy
  • Donate your old clothes rather than disposing of them
  • Consider used goods when purchasing an item
  • Save electricity by turning off lights and appliances when not in use

Making small, simple changes in your life can really help to make a difference to the bigger picture. To find out more about Earth Day, visit https://www.earthday.org/

To find out more about how to return your unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy, visit https://returnmed.com.au

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