Welcome to Wild@Home’s Earth Week, where we’re thinking about what we can do to help make our world a better place for wildlife on a bigger scale, in fact, on a planetary scale!
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 officially marks 50 years of people around the world celebrating Earth Day and trying to live environmentally friendly lives.
Climate change is the biggest threat to us and our planet that we have ever seen, so it is extremely important that we all do what we can to reduce our carbon emissions. Even though we are all trying to stay safe at home, we can still take action, so have a look at some ideas for what you can do below:
- We all need to understand what climate change is, so here is a short film where global warming and climate change are explained by a kid:
- Now, find out how much of an environmental impact your family is having on our planet with this carbon footprint calculator – it also has lots of ideas for how we can all live more environmentally friendly lives.
- Find out how you can help support our Wilder Future campaign which is all about helping wildlife
- If you go for a walk, take some gloves and a plastic bag, then pick up plastic litter that you see, though be very careful and don’t pick up anything sharp or broken. Make sure you wash your hands carefully when you get back home.
- Try to eat less meat and dairy products, and more fruit and vegetables. This website will help you find out what is in season in the UK and there are some tasty recipes to try.
- Make an Earth Day window sign, click here for some ideas
- Find out who your MP is here and write a letter to them, tell them that you are worried about climate change and wildlife, and that you would like them to do something about it, such as supporting our Wilder Future campaign for Nature Recovery Networks.
- Find a quiet space in your house or garden and sit with your eyes closed for five minutes, thinking about how wonderful our planet and nature is, listen to the birds singing, the bees buzzing, smell the grass and flowers nearby, and then do some nature yoga.
- Tell us about what you are doing this week, share photos of your litter pick, Earth Day poster, meat-free cooking or nature yoga using the hashtags #dwtwildathome #durhamwildlife