Earth Day 2018
Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd 2018 and is the world’s largest environmental movement, with more than one billion people in 192 countries all around the world actively taking part in this annual event. Activities based around Earth Day include beach/site/road clean-ups, power-hours (turning electricity off for a certain amount of time in the day), civil marches and petitions, planting of trees and meeting with elected officials to discuss future action.
The focus for Earth Day 2018 is how to eliminate plastic worldwide. More countries are recognising the importance of banning single use plastics, and the need to globally regulate the disposal of plastic. The campaign for this year is End Plastic Pollution and includes the following components:
- Leading a grassroots movement to support the adoption of a global framework to regulate plastic pollution.
- Educating, mobilising and activating citizens across the globe to demand that their governments and corporations control and clean up plastic pollution.
- Educating people around the world to take personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse and recycling plastics.
- Promoting local government regulatory and other efforts to tackle plastic pollution.
Throughout the week, schools, businesses and the communities of the Cayman Islands are encouraged to take part in Earth Day. As part of making our islands a cleaner, greener place, Yello Media Group has promoted their annual campaign known as Yello2Green to encourage residents to recycle their old directories. With the help of Greenfiber, directories are taken off island and transformed into reusable materials.
For more information on Earth Day and how you can get involved, please visit the official website https://www.earthday.org/earthday/
Look out for clean-ups taking place near you on and during the week of Earth Day.