From the air we breathe to the food we eat, the clothes we wear to the shelters in which we reside, nature is what grants us the luxury of living on this planet we all call home. Beyond the intrinsic good of caring for our planet, it's in our best interest to do so. So what do we need to do to ensure our planet's health for generations to come, both as individuals and organizations?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this year's theme is climate action. It will be a unique celebration, as many countries around the world are observing stay-at-home orders to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. Positive environmental effects of these orders are already evident, notably bluer skies and increased wildlife activity in Canada and around the world. Sadly, adverse effects are also showing up, most significantly in the form of increased use of single-us plastics. The good and the bad all remind us that there are actions we can take to care for the earth, and what better day to reflect on these lessons than Earth Day?
Here are eight fun ways we can all participate in Earth Day 2020 from the comfort of home.