This year's theme for Earth Day is "Restore Our Earth" - we know it can sometimes feel overwhelming to take action, but earthday.org has some really easy tips on how you can make a difference, here are our favourites:
#1 Participate in a Cleanup
If you love and are able to spend time outdoors, combine this with a clean-up to collect plastic pollution & rubbish. Visit Great Global Cleanup for more info on how you can take part, either alone or in a group.
#2 Grow your own
Is there anything more satisfying than growing your own veg? Here are some great resources for newbies, kids & anyone short on space. Our founder, Preya, recommends buying heirloom and heritage seeds from realseeds.co.uk, also a great resource for learning how to save seeds to replant next season.
#3 Eat more plants
You don't have to be vegan or even vegetarian to make a real difference - a growing trend towards "flexitarianism" is a delicious way to address climate change by adding more plant-based meals to your diet and reducing your meat and dairy intake. If you're stuck on what to make, check out some plant-based recipes - you'll be spoilt for choice!
#4 Turn Off & Unplug
Turn off the lights when you leave a room, and make sure to unplug appliances when they're not in use. Certain appliances, such as TVs, phone chargers, and computers draw significant amounts of energy even when idle.
#5 Go Deforestation-Free
Happy Earth Day 2021, together we can restore our planet