Earth Day 2019 is all about the protection of our endangered species. It aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species across the world, which is directly linked to human activity which causes climate change, deforestation and pollution.
There are things we can do to help. For instance switching sunscreen to protect coral, Or how about joining a beach clean-up and tracking and reducing your plastic waste. There are reusable cups and some things can be recycled.
People are also encouraged to plant trees, switch to reusable bags or create a bee-friendly garden.
I spent the entire day getting my pots out of storage.I still need to paint the wooden box, I asked my Landlord for some of the grey paint to match the walls. After hunting around all day. My son comes in and asks what I’m looking for. I explained how I couldn’t remember where I put the seeds I harvested last year. He says is this it! It was literally right in front of me in plain site.So tomorrow I will start the herb garden. So excited.
All the pots up front have Marigolds in them. They are great for natural dyeing. They also help keep the mosquitoes away. And there will be more when the seeds start popping!
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Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species
Find out more about the 2019 theme for Earth Day, to protect threatened and endangered species.
Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity.
The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few. The impacts are far reaching.
The mission of Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em is to introduce fiber artists to wool from sheep on our Conservation Priority List and to support shepherds who are raising these sheep, which are in danger of extinction. (quoted from the Livestock Conservation website)
And so my Earth Day for today ends. I will still be working on earth day all year long. I hope you will too.For more information on the conservation activities. check out their website at: https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2
I hope you all had as good an Earth Day as I did. Good Night!