Make Earth Day your everyday

(Photo courtesy of theCOMMONS Thonglor)

Today is Earth Day. The theme for 2021 is "Restore Our Earth", an apt topic when pandemic and pestilence have wreaked havoc on mankind, for many turning their world upside down.

Events taking place globally to commemorate this day have been restricted to online due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Today we ask ourselves, what is Earth Day 2021? For one it is a global call to world leaders, innovators, industry and investment heads and online influencers to take concerted action and search for improved remedies to restore our planet.

We can all do our share to make Mother Earth a little more pleasant to live on. For starters it can come in the form of recycling, everything from e-waste to food, plastic and paper, followed by practising energy efficiency at both the home and workplace. New technology to address efficient recycling should also be considered, while switching to eco-friendly cleaning materials and home appliances can also have a positive impact.

More than a billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities since its conception in 1970, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

This year let us all focus on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can support us all to restore the world's ecosystems.

Online events dedicated to Earth Day 2021 worth a mention apart from earthday.org, where you are invited to the first-ever virtual Earth unplug to heal the world, include a webinar by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies on the topic of safe closure and rehabilitation of municipal solid waste dumpsites.

While the focus is Sri Lanka, Thailand could do well in listening in to what is discussed, as both countries suffer from similar issues when it comes to disposal techniques, insufficient land resources and technical support.

Registration information for the webinar can be obtained at iges.or.jp/en/events/20210422.

Join Earth.Org Talks: An Online Conversation With Joe Gantz, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and producer, who discusses his new documentary The Race To Save The World.

Topics covered include his inspiration behind this documentary, and his decision to follow "regular" people as opposed to celebrity climate activists, and how it shaped the film. He believes the documentary will inspire people to take action against climate change.

Closer to home the Commons Thonglor is inviting the public to celebrate Earth Day every day by joining in their activities which can be accessed at scholarsofsustenance.org, earthmart.co and thecommonsbkk.com.

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