Earth Day: Tips on taking our plant and each other!
Earth Day is a time to celebrate the world we live in and the people in it who are working to make a difference and combat global pollution. We know our customers are both community conscientious as well as environmentally conscientious, which is why we want to celebrate this day and the good work that people around the world are doing for the planet with you.
When considering ways to better take care of the planet in your personal life, there are a few tips we recommend.
- Always properly dispose of trash and pick any up where you encounter it. Remember what the hiking guide says whenever you head up a hiking trail? “Leave the trail cleaner than you found it.” That’s a goal that we can all aspire to in our everyday lives.
- Make efforts to reduce your plastic use where you can. In our current times where we find ourselves using so much more of non-recyclable items, the World Health Organization (WHO) is making strides in ensuring that our current health crisis does not impact the future health of our planet by providing for proper recycling and disposal of medical waste worldwide. So, if you can’t go fully plastic free, you can at least recycle.
- Have you ever thought of volunteering for a beach cleanup? According to IUCN more than 8 million tons of plastic are disposed into our oceans every year, of the 300 million tons of plastic that are produced worldwide. As plastic doesn’t degrade, this becomes a massive cumulative problem as more plastic is disposed of and enters the food chain by being consumed by marine life. We can’t have that! There are many organizations working to clean up beaches and oceans around the world, including Project Aware and The Ocean Cleanup. If you’re interested in doing your part to help our beautiful planet this coming Earth Day, these are great organizations to look into volunteering for!
- Have you tried Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that works with at-risk communities to provide for safe and affordable housing, to ensure safety of both individual families and communities at large. This directly aligns with H2One’s goal of community assistance and revitalization with our H2One for One promise, though the methods through which we assist communities are understandably different. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for ways to go out and help your local community this Earth day, your local Habitat chapter surely has ways to volunteer and assist in any way you can.
- Governments aren't doing enough to help and they're actually contributing to overfishing through their subsidies that usually end up in the hands of big commercial fishing companies - not the small fishermen they're meant for. The Bass Guy believes that technological solutions (such as Fishtek Marine) and the use of territorial use rights in fisheries management (TURF) will have a bigger impact on our oceans than our governments can and you can read more about that in detail in his article.