Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local changes.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In honour of this milestone, Earth Day Network is launching an ambitious set of goals to shape the future of 21st-century environmentalism. Learn more here.
Last year we did a small part for the planet by carrying out a beach clean that some of you may have seen here.
So far this year we haven't done a beach clean due to the unprecedented times that we are all facing. So we are staying at home to protect ourselves and everyone we know.
However, there are still a few things that you can do to help the planet.
When you are out on your daily exercise, whether that's a walk, jog, cycle or simply walking the dog, if you see any rubbish lying around, just pick it up - responsibly of course.
We are not saying to go out and hunt for rubbish, that's not the case, as we should all be staying in to protect ourselves and everyone we know, but while you are doing you daily exercise, you can do your part by picking some rubbish up. Then when you get home, you can recycle it in your correct recycling bins.
One of our team went for a walk today for his exercise and he managed to grab a few bits of rubbish lying around in the fields near him.
Good things do come to those who do good, as you can see, he even got paid for his effort, well... he found the 50p, he wasn't paid. It's the smallest of things that count. So while you're doing your exercise today, pick something up and recycle it.
We can all see a world where recycling just works!