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How to celebrate the 54th anniversary of Earth Day

Find out ways to support the environment in your daily activities and gardening practices.

AS April 22 marks Earth Day, individuals across the globe are encouraged to take action to protect our planet and promote sustainability.

Also read: Celebrate Earth Day and go green

With a range of activities aimed at addressing environmental challenges, Earth Day provides an opportunity for everyone to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future. Here are eight impactful ways to celebrate Earth Day and make a positive difference:

1. Support our pollinators: Encourage biodiversity in your garden by attracting native bees and other pollinators. Plant pollinator-friendly flowers and consider building a native bee house to provide shelter for these essential creatures.

2. Clean up plastic in your neighbourhood: Take a walk in your community and help clean up plastic waste. Whether it’s a local park, beach or roadside, every effort to remove plastic pollution contributes to a cleaner environment.

3. Visit a park today: Spend time outdoors and enjoy the benefits of nature. Explore green spaces, go for a hike or simply relax in a nearby park.

4. Plant a tree: Contribute to reforestation efforts by planting trees in your area. Trees play a crucial role in capturing carbon, supporting biodiversity and providing numerous environmental benefits.

5. Use wildflowers and native plants: Enhance your garden with native plants and wildflowers, which attract beneficial insects and improve ecosystem health. By incorporating native species into your landscape, you can create a habitat for wildlife and promote biodiversity.

6. Reduce, reuse and recycle in the garden: Practice sustainability in your gardening habits by minimising waste and reusing materials. Buy in bulk to reduce plastic packaging, recycle old pots and containers, and explore biodegradable alternatives for planting.

7. Stop using chemicals in the garden: Transition to organic gardening methods to promote soil health and minimise environmental impact. Avoid synthetic pesticides and fertilisers and focus on natural solutions to manage pests and enrich soil fertility.

8. Conserve water: Adopt water-saving techniques in your garden, such as drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting. By efficiently managing water usage, you can support healthy plant growth while conserving this precious resource.

In addition to these activities, Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on personal consumption habits and their impact on the planet. From reducing food waste to choosing sustainable dietary options, individuals can make everyday choices that contribute to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.


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