Did you know that Earth Day is marked worldwide on 22nd April? The first Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April 1970 in the US, announced by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin after he witnessed a massive oil spill in California. The date was chosen as it falls, in the US, between spring break and final exams so could gain as much participation as possible. It is now estimated that 193 countries across the globe mark this occasion.
Sustainability is an area which is, of course, vital for us all to observe and undertake to the best of our abilities. In the workplace, small changes across many organisations can culminate in big impacts, and, staying true to my name Mrs Green (!), I have made a series of changes to the way I work to ensure that my workspace is as eco-conscious as possible.
One way I have added to sustainability is by participating in the amazing Evertreen tree-planting community – have you come across this yet?
It is a brilliant idea – companies can plant their own corporate forest through the website Evertreen.com, request access to satellite tracking and then watch them grow! Each tree can be visited (so you know you are definitely buying a physical tree, not just making a donation) or even virtually donated to a third party.
So far, I have planted trees in Hawaii, Indonesia and Nepal and I have plans for many more! It is such a great initiative… where would you most like to start your forest?
Are there any changes you are going to make to improve your sustainability this Earth Day?