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‘WORLD EARTH DAY’ – What is it & how can I join in by making changes to my plastic use?

Happy ‘WORLD EARTH DAY’

April 22nd is ‘World Earth Day’ which grew out of this day in 1970 when millions went to the streets to protest things like pollution, pesticides use and other global ecological awareness issues. Below is a quote from the president of World Earth Day to know more about the origins of the day:

“It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.”

– Kathleen Rogers, President of World Earth Day. (Quote from www.earthday.org)

happy world earth day message from Helen's Journey blog quote www.helensjourney.com

Mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution

This year it is dedicated to the problem of plastic pollution, trying to change the use of single-use plastics and the ways in which plastics are disposed of.

So for World Earth Day I’d like to share with you some blog posts I have written that list changes we could all make in order to help our planet, environment, health and wildlife, lists items we can buy to replace single-use plastics, etc… (Just click on the individual blog titles to open post in a new tab):

💚 TOP CHOICES FOR REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS! HOW TO CUT SINGLE-USE PLASTICS & ENJOY YOUR COFFEE THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY & NON TOXIC WAY…

💚  3 TOP TIPS WHEN DECIDING TO GO PLASTIC FREE! ENCOURAGEMENT & ADVICE TO START MAKING EASY CHANGES…

💚 “STOP BEING A SUCKER!” THE BEST WAY TO STRAW SWAP THE ECO-FRIENDLY WAY…

💚 HAND CARE THE NATURAL WAY! LOOKING AFTER YOUR HANDS BY WASHING THEM THE NON-CHEMICAL WAY!

Today also marks the final day of the ‘3 Day Quote Challenge’ I have been doing, so to me it was only right I chose a quote from Sir David Attenborough and a quote to go with ‘World Earth Day’! Please click blog title below to go and read my reasons for choosing this quote: 💚  3 DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE – DAY 3 OF SHARING A LOVED QUOTE & WHY I CHOSE IT

Sir david attenborough quote for world earth day and day 3 of the 3 day quote challenge by Helen's Journey Blog www.helensjourney.com

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'WORLD EARTH DAY' - What is it & how can I join in by making changes to my plastic use?

 

 

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16 thoughts on “‘WORLD EARTH DAY’ – What is it & how can I join in by making changes to my plastic use?

  1. Today I sent back the (wrapped) plastic straw that our waiter brought me…I also explained how detrimental these straws are for our environment and, particularly, for marine life. He seemed surprised! I then suggested he put in a request to his boss to replace these straws with paper ones….he said he would! Go Tamer!

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  2. Hi, Helen! Every possible thing we can do to help our environment is important. Thanks for sharing good tips on reducing our plastic and chemical usage!

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    1. Thank you, so glad you enjoy my ‘natural living’ part of my blog about reducing plastic use and chemical products etc.

      Thank you for the comment, always great hearing from other green livers! 😉

      #sharingiscaring #inthistogether

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  3. I have just read on the Global Citizen website that the US uses millions of plastic straws each DAY! In UK, 42 companies have just signed the Plastic Pact (check it out online) which is a good step forward, but still leaves a long way to go. Still, I’m hopeful.

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    1. Thank you, i’ll check it out. More and more people are defo taking action I think.

      Iceland are going to stop using plastic in their frozen meals by 2019 i think it is.

      I’ve recently signed a UK petition asking cinema chains to stop using plastic straws in their drinks & use an alternative. If any will take action is another thing…

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  4. I had no idea about ‘Earth Day’ – I will be putting this in my diary for this year! As a start to 2019, we have tried to reduce our plastic waste as much as possible – just simple little things we can do can make a huge difference! 🙂

    Ashley
    https://lellalee.com

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    1. Hi Ashley – right I had no idea until last year either! great to spread the word though 😉 Great to hear about your reducing plastic new year resolution, defo all the little things everyone can do all adds up for sure! 🙂 #sharingiscaring

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