Celebrate Earth Day 2020 at Home in Kingston

Published on: 2020/04/21 - in Releases

RELEASE — Flattening the COVID-19 curve has shown us how powerful we are when we all work together. Each of us is part of our local, global and environmental community and everything we do together has impact.

On April 22, let’s connect to pay our respects to the Earth. In doing so, we will join millions of people around the world marking this day aimed at drawing attention to humanity’s impact on the Earth.

“If you’re looking for ways to mark Earth Day at home, we have a few ideas,” says Kristin Mullin, Executive Director at Sustainable Kingston.

Choose one (or all!) of the suggestions below – or create your own – and share your Earth Day efforts on social media using #EarthDayAtHome #EarthDay2020.

  1. Host a climate discussion with your friends and family using technologies like Zoom, or consider attending an online event, like the 5th Annual Earth Day Kingston Celebration Event on Facebook, April 22 at 4 p.m.
  2. Create an Earth Day sign for your window. Show or tell the outside world why Earth Day matters to you!
  3. Spend a little time learning about the importance of natural areas and wildlife! Wetlands and pollinators are just a couple essential parts of our ecosystem and now is a great time to learn more about the role they play.
  4. Rethink your diet. Are there small steps you can take to make your meal more sustainable? One great way to make a difference for our environment is by reducing food waste. Learn how you can do that using the City’s food waste resource page!
  5. Learn about the City of Kingston’s plans to reduce our carbon footprint. Review the City’s strategic plan to see what work is underway that will help us achieve net-zero by 2040!

Find more ideas on Earth-friendly actions you can take at home.

“Like all significant dates that have happened during this pandemic, this Earth Day will be unlike any we have experienced before. I encourage everyone to use this day to learn, to reflect, and to commit to a personal action you can take to make our city and our world a better, more sustainable place to call home,” says Mullin.

About Earth Day

Earth Day was celebrated for the first time, in the United States, on April 22, 1970. Today, more than a billion people in 193 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year. Over the years, Earth Day has become the world’s largest environmental movement.

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