POSTED April 19, 2022
Global citizens recognize need for sustainable change this Earth Day
Shining the spotlight on an issue already impacting our world and our work
This week, on April 22, 190+ countries across the globe will recognize Earth Day, observing ways everyone can get involved to create a more sustainable future for the world.
Those in developing countries are often more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which heightens challenges in food security, child protection, migration and more. We explain more about that in a blog posted this week. It’s about the impact climate change has on the countries where we work and the ways we’re involved in reducing risks and our carbon footprint.
There are many ways people are getting involved this Earth Day to draw attention to sustainability. Here are just a few awareness activities in the countries we work:
- Earth Care Ghana, a youth-focused environmental organization, is hosting a volunteer-based neighbourhood clean-up in Ejisu and neighbouring towns.
- Admin at a school in Mekanisa, Addis Ababa believe youth are our planet’s future. They’re encouraging students to speak up during their Earth Day ceremony to discuss important national and international environmental issues. And, students from the community’s high school will lead a neighbourhood clean-up.
- Veliyancode MTM College, in Southern India, is marking Earth Day with a week-long campaign. Those involved are investing in our future by collecting plastic waste and planting trees.
- Sipna, a nature reserve located just outside of Pune in Gorhe Khurd, will be hosting an event to share their conservation efforts — such as beekeeping, river conservation, seed collection and composting.
- The district of Summerland B.C. is hosting a multi-day event to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection. They will be hosting a virtual discussion panel, a recycle depot and an Earth Day fair filled with fun and educational vendors.
- The Core mall in Calgary is hosting lunch and learns, a pop-up shop from a local nursery and games for the public to learn more about environmental issues.
No matter your location, age or socio-economic background, there are ways to get involved this Earth Day to help make a difference.
You can even help from home. Give a green gifts to vulnerable communities facing compounded challenges sparked by climate change.
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