Earth Day 2016

Today, leaders from 160 countries will officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement. The deal was agreed in Paris last December in order to stem global warming.

Google has created a number of ‘doodles’ to help raise awareness of the annual event (see above).

Earth Day began in 1970 as a day to celebrate the planet and encourage people to be more environmentally friendly. The first celebration was held in the US after a devastating oil spill, and is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

Activities associated with the day often include planting trees, raising awareness about recycling, volunteering for green projects, and reducing the amount of energy people consume.

You can get involved by trying some of the following activities:

Use biodegradable nappies
Walk to work, cycle or take public transport
Use a reusable coffee cup
Make sure you recycle
Go paperless
Take a tote bag to the shop
Plant a tree
Go meat or dairy free at least once a week
Carry a reusable water bottle
Buy local produce

Spread the message to help conserve the planet for our children. Thanks for reading this.