Earth Day Awareness: Chapter 2
AWARENESS: PART 2/5
If you were about to click away from this page, you’re making a HUGE mistake that you will probably regret for the rest of your life…yes we are being 100% serious. Stop what you’re doing for one moment and imagine a world completely bare; imagine a world where trees and nature disappear because of humans destroying it; and then wildlife becomes extinct as they don’t have a home to live in, and then humans start to slowly die out. Scary right? And do you want to know the worst part of this? It could have all been prevented if humans had taken action and had done something about it. Well here is some good news. Thankfully, you’re living in a time and place where you can start helping the environment.
With Earth Day approaching, we thought we would take this opportunity to try and raise an awareness for the issues and concerns relating to our environment. This year’s theme is focusing on Global Climate and Environmental Literacy which is also acting as an ongoing goal to be achieved by 2020, the year that will mark Earth Day’s 50thanniversary. So in honour of Earth Day, we’ll be talking about 5 major topics relating to our environment, and we have been busy little bees creating some incredible painted illustrations just for Earth Day.
We’ll be giving you some ideas and tips that you can start doing to start giving your planet some TLC (tender, loving, care). Small and simple changes will create a BIG impact on your environment, which is why you should start today. If you’re not much of an animal or nature lover, that’s okay, start acting for the future of your children!
Here at Salamandra, we care about our environment and the future of our children. Why do you care?
We’re starting off with our second topic, Awareness.
A stands for Awareness. To try and raise an awareness for Earth Day around the world, this years theme is concentrating on Global climate and Environmental Literacy.
One of the biggest issues in trying to make an awareness for Earth Day is that many people don’t realise the extent of the harming threats our planet is imminently facing. So with this year’s theme acting as an ongoing goal to be reached by 2020, this will hopefully raise a more recognized awareness about the environment and the dangerous effects that is currently occurring. Acitivities like polluting, littering, deforestation and so much more are all implemented by most human beings that is having a huge negative impact on the environment, and some are consequentially damaging to the future of our planet.
How you can help
As well as taking part in our #EarthDay2017 challenge (which you can find on our Twitter feed), you can continue to do your bit for the planet. Earth Day Network provides you with many ‘Acts of Green’ options, like planting a tree to help fight against climate change and to also create homes for species that are becoming extinct. Even reducing your meat consumption will help to reduce greenhouse emissions. Or even switch your car and go electric!
If you want to help raise awareness for the environment, SPREAD THE WORD! Project your thoughts through social media channels, tell your friends and family about the threatening effects our planet is facing. The more awareness there is, the more action there will be.
Clever ad campaigns are a great and an effective way of trying to raise an awareness about the planet, just like the one below which states ‘Air Pollution kills 60,000 people a year’.
Stay tuned for Part 3.