April 22nd, 2020 marks 50 Years of Earth Day!
Every year there is a theme for Earth Day and this year's theme is climate action. “Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable,” says the Earth Day website.
There are so many ways we can help our planet, some choose to plant trees, others join a cleanup in their community, and some try to live more sustainably by changing their habits. One thing is for certain, any and every step towards taking care of our Earth is better than no step at all.
How will you decide to participate in Earth Day? During this difficult time, it could seem hard to find ways to participate and demonstrate support for protecting our environment. However, this is not the case - there are ways to take part in this annual event from the comfort of your home.
The following are some ways to participate safely while respecting quarantine orders.
Education: watch a documentary, listen to a podcast, read a book or do some research online to learn more about our environment, including climate action, and how you can do your part to help protect our earth. By furthering your own understanding and knowledge of these subjects, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
Action: taking responsible steps to cut down on what we buy and what we throw away. Using the three R's - reduce, reuse and recycle, is a helpful tool that reminds us to conserve natural resources and landfill space. Right now, could be a great time to do some spring cleaning and decide what you need and want to keep and what you may no longer have use for. Reusing and recycling old and unneeded materials is important to preserve the world’s environment. Often, the problem is finding how and where you can get rid of your stuff. Fortunately, there are several services that can help you responsibly dispose of, recycle or re-gift those items no longer needed. For more information on reducing our waste, please visit: https://recyclenb.com/waste-reduction-at-home
To learn more about Earth Day and how you can get involved, please visit the following website: https://earthday.ca/
If you wish to recycle any of the designated materials that we look after from tires, oil and glycol, paint to electronics, please use our user-friendly search engine found on our website (https://recyclenb.com/) It is a simple and helpful tool.
1: Go to our Home Page
2: Go to the tab “Where to Recycle”
3: Choose the product you wish to recycle
4: Type your postal code or location
5: Head to the depot closest to you and drop-off
6: Feel good! You just took one more step into making our world a better place.