WORLD EARTH DAY 2021 - Fast&Up

WORLD EARTH DAY 2021

World Earth Day 2021 -fast&Up

We often misguide ourselves with the saying that what a person or an individual do to make it right as there are hundreds of thousands of people not worrying the climate change but Earth Day is proof that one person can make a global impact in a positive way. Earth day came into existence in 1970 and since then it has been playing a significant role in finding practical ways to protect the environment at home, at work and beyond.

Earth Day has been promoting to grow focus on clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. 

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

As we all know the situation of pandemic, we can celebrate earth day by various activities and can continue to do so for rest of the lifetime. It can consist of:

Plant a tree:

trees are cut down yearly in order to make room for new homes, shopping centers and other building projects. Planting a tree together can help restore the balance of the ecosystem and create a lasting memory for you and your family.

Pick up trash:

Participating as a volunteer in cleaning the parks and beaches.

Recycle:

This is an easy task that can be done at home by simply demonstrating how objects like paper, plastic, and aluminum can be recycled instead of thrown away. Involve your children by giving them a pile of trash to sort into the appropriate recycling bin. Recycling is another small way to make a big impact on the environment.

Let’ see what Earth Day Organization wants us to get more educated on

Let’ see what Earth Day Organization wants us to get more educated on

Global Youth:

Many countries are catching on to the importance and urgency of educating their youth on climate change and sustainability. Having knowledge of climate change and learning the skills to act upon it is crucial and will empower our youth to tackle this disaster. Environmental values, however, should also be cultivated at home. Parents should bring children up with sustainability at the core of their actions, making them aware that every little thing they do can affect the environment. With this in mind, children will grow up with respect and care for the environment and will also better internalize what they learn in school. By educating our children in these areas, the world will be able to stand a fighting chance against our common antagonist: Climate Change.

Teach for the Planet (Climate & Environmental Literacy):

Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. It helps young people understand and address the impact of global warming, encourages changes in their attitudes and behavior and helps them adapt to climate change-related trends. Climate change education a more central and visible part of the international response to climate change. The programme aims to help people understand the impact of global warming today and increase 'climate literacy' among young people. It does this by strengthening the capacity of its Member States to provide quality climate change education; encouraging innovative teaching approaches to integrate climate change education in school and by raising awareness about climate change as well as enhancing non-formal education programmes through media, networking and partnerships.

We Shall Breathe:

We Shall Breathe' is a dynamic display of the struggles our communities face, the solutions our communities envision and the joy and power of grassroots movements. We can't breathe because of police brutality, pollution, policy, poverty and the pandemic. Police brutality is a daily occurrence in our communities.

Here are a few DIY at home ideas that you can kickstart!

BOTTLE HERB PLANTERS

Made from plastic bottles, these easy to assemble herb planters will form a self-watering garden in your home.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Marker
  • Sturdy 1-liter plastic bottles with caps
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Label remover or vegetable oil
  • Potting soil
  • Herb seedlings

HOW:

  1.  For each planter, mark a line 5 inches from the bottle's base. Use the utility knife to puncture the bottle at the mark, then use scissors to cut all the way around the bottle at the mark.
  2. With the cap in place, invert the bottle's top portion and insert it into the base. Fill it part way with soil.
  3. Transplant a seedling, adding soil and pressing it gently until the seedling is secured in the planter.
  4. Lift out the soil-filled top portion and remove the cap. Add about an inch of water to the planter's base, enough to cover the lip of the inverted bottle top when you replace it.
  5. Give the seedling some more water to help it get established, then place it in a sunny spot.
  6. Following the care instructions that came with the herb, add water as needed to the planter's base.

HANGING VERTICAL VEGETABLE PATCH

HANGING VERTICAL VEGETABLE PATCH

Make the most of an old hanging shoe organizer by turning it into a space for growing fresh vegetables.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Hanging pocket shoe organizer
  • Pole and attachments (curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws)
  • Utensil hanging hooks
  • Compost
  • Selection of plants or seeds
  • Piece of wood 2x2 as long as the width of the pocket store to keep the base of pockets away from the wall

HOW:

  1. Attach pole with metal fittings to a shed or wall.
  2. Use strong hooks or wire to attach the shoe store.
  3. Pour water into the pockets to check the drainage, if they don't drain then make a few small holes in each of the pockets.
  4. Fill each pocket with compost.
  5. Add plants or seeds.

ROPE COASTERS: 

WHAT WILL YOU NEED:

  • Thick manilla rope
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Piece of paper/fabric
  • A wooden circle/disc/CD

HOW

  1. Use the disc as a stencil to cut out the some fabric for the base of the coaster. Make sure the fabric is firm and sturdy, else the coaster will be a flop.
  2. Wind the rope around into the shape until you find the length you need to create the coaster. Then, cut that length out. In the end, cut the rope in angled way so it becomes a pointy end.
  3. Bring angled tip back onto the main body of the rope in a loop shape. Glue this shape in place, making sure the loop is nice and tight.
  4. If you’re using a base, use your pen to mark the very center of it as the starting point for the winding process. Take the glued loop and glue it right on top of that dot. This will be the start of the coaster.
  5. Start looping the rope around the center, making sure to pull tight as you go. Use hot-glue to hold the loops in place, adding some wherever you think it’s needed.
  6. Stop winding once you reach the edges of the base. If you’re not using a base, just stop winding when you feel like the coaster is big enough for you.
    Voila!

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