Happy Earth Day!

I’m sure that you have already that today is Earth Day. Yet, I am also sure there are many people out there wondering who and why picked the 22nd of April as the international day to celebrate mother Earth. It all started in 1970 when senator Gaylord Nelson, genuinely concerned by the fast growing industrialization and the growing amount of waste, decided it was time to draw attention to environmentally friendly thinking, and the protection of Earth.

Over 20 million people took part in the first ever celebration of Earth Day. Unsurprisingly, every year this number keeps growing. Today over 1 billion people from over 190 coutnries will mark their concern for our shared home. Hundreds of communities organize various events to show their compassion and to raise awareness of the different issues affecting our planet. All this is behind one common principle: showing that we do actually care.

There are many things you can do to mark the holiday at home, or at the office. Many people choose to plant trees as this activity has wide-ranging positive effects. Most importantly, planting trees provides home for a range of different species. However, you must make sure you plant trees at appropriate places, where they can grow and live happy. Consider the soil, whether the plants like shades or sun, or whether they might influence the surrounding flora in a negative way.

Another thing you can do is to set recycling goals. If you don’t usually recycle at your office, start today!

However, don’t limit recycling just to your rubbish. How about donating some of the clothes you dont wear anymore? Or that old vase ín the attic, that you have never used? Do you see the possibilities?

A long walk in the park, listening to the sounds of nature is also perfect.

Today is a day where you can bring awareness to environmental issues that concern you. It’s a day where you can build new healthy habits for the future, like riding a bike to work! If you are considering to hold a gathering today, take a peek at our Eco events infographic for some inspiration.

However, Earth Day should not be the only day of the year where we demonstrate our concern. It’s a reminder of all the small things we can do every single day to make our existence environmentally friendly and to reduce the damage that is being done. Every effort counts, from recycling paper at home and at the office, to the introduction of electrical cars to the market, from using bioenergy, to building sustainable communities and cities.

The evolution of online event registration services…

Show your event’s guests that your company is taking a step to prevent unnecessary paper waste by going digital. Online registration forms mean no need for mailing envelopes and preventing the waste of printing ink, which is derived from not-so eco-friendly sources like coal and oil.

 

Image credits: Olu Eletu | CC0 License