This Saturday sees the 46th Earth Day taking place across the globe. Earth Day is a day to celebrate the planet and encourage people to be more environmentally friendly. One billion people across the world now get involved in Earth Day making it the largest civic observance in the world.

This year the focus is on the theme ‘Trees for the Earth’. So far 3 million trees have been planted in 32 countries with the goal of planting 7.8 billion trees by the 50th Anniversary in 2020, now that’s a target.

There are plenty of events being held to celebrate Earth Day but if you can’t make an event there are simple steps that can be taken to help the environment and support it.

  • Walk to work, cycle or take public transport
  • Use a reusable coffee cup
  • Take a tote bag to the shop
  • Carry a reusable water bottle
  • Buy local produce
  • Recycle
  • Or Plant a tree

Earth Day Network