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4 Easy Ways You Can Get Involved In Earth Day

Posted April 21, 2017 by Leighanne

Before we get into how you can get involved, let's go through what Earth Day is.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an event celebrated across the world on the 22nd April to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.

It was founded by former US senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970, after he witnessed the devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969.

In 1990 earth day went global with over 200 million people in 141 countries celebrating the event according to the Earth Day Network. 20 years later, 192 countries celebrate every year including Britain, Spain and the Ukraine to name a few.

Activities associated with this day include recycling, planting trees and reducing the amount of energy people consume.

Earth Day is also supported by various celebrities including Leonardo Dicaprio (brand ambassador for BYD), Matt Damon and Emma Watson.

How do we do Earth Day at POD Point?

At POD Point we believe travel shouldn’t damage the earth, so we celebrate Earth Day every day by building the infrastructure that enables people to drive electric cars. We think that if everyone were driving zero emissions vehicles, the impact that travel has on our planet globally and locally would be significantly reduced.

4 Easy Ways You Can Get Involved In Earth Day

Not all heroes wear capes, here is a list of things you can do to help save the environment:

1. Go paperless - use a cloud-based storage software such as DropBox (2GB free) or Google Drive (free) instead of printing and filing all your documents.

2. Grow your own fruit and vegetables - offer you free advice on growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

3. Recycle - not only at home but you can get your workplace involved too. Buy 3 different coloured bins (or just label them in different colours) for general waste, plastic and paper.

4. Switch from petrol to EV - not only will you save on fuel costs but you can help to significantly reduce air pollution and C02 emissions. The UK government now offer grants and incentives to reduce the entry cost for drivers and workplaces.

If you would like to get more involved in Earth Day, in the UK you can take part in a range of activities from tree planting to beach cleaning. Eventbrite has a list of events here.