Today marks the fiftieth Earth Day and it seems like people are more aware than ever before about environmental issues.
“We are in an age of extinction and at the point where irreversible environmental damage could be wrought.” – Richard Deverall, director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
If you haven’t already, check out today’s Google Doodle, it’s such a cute little game with lots of bee facts. I spent ages playing it, it was quite calming actually!
An Earth Day Blog Post Round-Up
I’ve been blogging about eco-friendly and sustainable topics for a while now, which are all relevant to Earth Day. So here’s a round of posts you might have missed:
Things To Be Grateful For
Despite life being challenging for everyone right now, there are a few bright spots environmentally-speaking. That’s not to say that current events are to be celebrated, not at all, but we have to try to find the positives don’t we?
- Many major cities across the world are reporting a significant drop in pollution levels
- Global carbon emissions are dropping; in the EU figures suggest a fall of 400 million metric tonnes
- Critically endangered hawksbill turtles are hatching in Brazil, undisturbed by humans
- Venice’s canals are becoming clearer, even if there aren’t any dolphins to be seen!