Earth Day 2021 is almost upon us again – and this April 22, campaigners from around the world are pushing a fresh message: Restore our Earth.
The theme of Earth Day 2021 is shifting focus from slowing down the damage being done to our planet to working on actually reversing the impact.
And one Earth Day 2021 initiative is something that we at SunSkips are especially passionate about…
Environmental experts argue that simply mitigating the damage humans have done to the Earth is not enough, we need to be more ambitious and work towards undoing it.
And one of the ways Earth Day 2021 organisers are taking action is through The Great Global Cleanup, a collection of events around the world in which volunteers get together to clean up their local communities.
So while we’re busy booking skips for our own spring cleans or garden clear-outs, it’s also important to think about what we can do to tidy up the planet.
Organisations in and around the area that SunSkips operates (Suffolk, Norfolk, and East Cambridgeshire) are stepping up to do their bit.
Students and staff at Elveden Academy primary school in Thetford near Bury St Edmunds are spending the morning picking up litter in the local area. Staff say their proximity to the A11 and Thetford Forest Park means they’re faced with a lot of rubbish on the school grounds and have decided to take action themselves.
Meanwhile, AstraZeneca staff in Cambridge will be taking a break from saving the Earth from COVID-19 when the R&D and IT teams head out into the local community for a litter-picking session. Colleagues in India and the US will be joining them for a truly global effort.
And if you’re staying inside this Earth Day, the University of Suffolk in Ipswich is hosting the webinar Earth Day 2021: Making Nature Your Business, which explains how environmental threats are directly impacting the world’s GDP.
This year, Earth Day is actually taking place over three days from April 20 to 22, so there’s plenty of flexibility for you to do your part. Here are a few ways we suggest you get involved:
SunSkips managing director Mathew Stewart added, “Cleaning up our planet is something SunSkips is especially passionate about.
“We’re dedicated to making cleanups go even further by diverting as much rubbish away from landfill as possible with a rigorous recycling process and sending other waste to be converted into useful fuel.”