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April 22nd is Earth Day!

April 22nd is a day of massive action all around our precious planet. It has been named, “Earth Day,” every year since its launch in 1970. If you’ve heard of the environmental movement, EarthDay.Org is the greatest contributor to the cause, drawing recruits on a massive scale. Collaborating with over 75 thousand partner organisations, in more than 192 countries, there are now more than 1 billion people like you and me who are making a difference. Earth Day represents an excitingly creative, innovative, inclusive community of like-minded transformers – all focused on positive outcomes for our planet. As a consumer, your buying choices influence retailers. As a voter, your vote can steer Government policy. As a member of the local communities highlighted in Focus Magazines, you can unite with other readers on projects that enrich your environment. As you look through our pages, in print or online, you’ll find organisations, individuals, and businesses that care about improving our environment. Yes, from charities to composting, garden care to care homes – everyone has an impactful role to play. What can we do? If you believe that a green future is a prosperous future, you can play a part in this partnership for the planet on a daily basis. This is because improving the environment comes down to daily choices and actions. Here are some ideas to get you started with what EarthDay.Org call, “Acts of Green”: • Make one of your meals today a plant-based recipe • Fight fast fashion by choosing sustainable brands instead • Join local community groups who are part of the Great Global Cleanup • Plant a Forest with the Canopy Project • Learn about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations • Download one of the many free toolkits https://www.earthday.org/our-toolkits/ • Check out B1G1.com – an organisation that helps businesses give generously to projects that create future hope • Make an Earth Day poster with your children, and so spread the message. If you’d like to learn more, you can attend Friday’s online summit on climate restoration, sustainable agriculture, plastic pollution, and many more Earth shaking topics. It’s called, “Nature in the Race to Zero,” and you can book here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/ If you, personally, or your school, community group, business, family, is taking action, we’d like to hear about it here at Focus Magazines. Send us a picture of your poster or activity.