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Earth Day and Arbor Day – The Green Week

This week we have two great days to remember the importance of our planet and the environment. Let’s take a deep look on these dates and things that we an do not only these days but throughout the year.

Earth Day

Earth Day, which was held on Monday April 22 , is now the World’s Largest Environment Movement with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries.

in 2018, the goal of the Earth Day and others environment organizations was to “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Thousands of people were reached by this campaign and EcoBrite Services was part of it encouraging customers and employees to avoid all plastic use. Using recyclable items and reusable materials can save tons of trash per person per year.

The goal of the Earth Day 2019 is “Protect our Species“.

The goals of this campaign are:

  • Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
  • Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
  • Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
  • Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use.

The species are: bees, giraffes. coral reefs, whales, elephants, insects, trees, plants, birds, fish, sharks, crustaceans, sea turtles and great apes.

Next year in 2020, we celebrate the 50th Earth Day anniversary and lots of activities an being planned as citizen science, clean-ups and tree-planting, huge events, and more.

Arbor Day

Arbor day is usually celebrated in the last Friday on April so let’s get together and celebrate the importance of trees! Below you will find a wealth of information—a guidebook to help you plan a successful event.

Here you can find some valuable information and instructions of how to plant a tree.

Wondering what a basic Arbor Day celebration looks like? Here’s a sample program to help you as you plan.

  • Present the flag. Good choices for presenters include scouts or representative for veterans’ groups.
  • Provide welcome remarks by an elected official or community leader.
  • Read the Arbor Day Proclamation.
  • Recognize a community good steward. Nominations can be accepted beforehand.
  • Provide a few remarks about the importance of wise stewardship and the contribution made by trees.
  • Plant a tree together.
  • Read a brief Arbor Day history, stressing tree planting and wise environmental stewardship.
  • Invite older members of the community to talk about past Arbor Day celebrations and tree plantings.
  • Sing songs, read poems or present a play about trees.
  • Recognize individual and group commitments to future stewardship projects.
  • Retire the flag and sing a closing song.
  • Provide seedlings or nursery gift certificates for those who want to plant a tree in their own yard.

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