It's World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day and we want to take this opportunity to help you find ways you can start protecting the planet from your own homes.

But why is World Environment Day so important?

Here are some important facts from the UN Environment Programme:

  • Over 4.7 million hectares of forest, an area larger than Denmark, are lost every year.
  • To prevent warming beyond 1.5'C, we need to reduce emissions by 7.6%.
  • We consume more than 80 trillion aluminium cans every year and recycling only one of them saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours.
  • Nearly 80% of the worlds wastewater is discharged to oceans and rivers without treatment.
  • Wetlands are being drained for agriculture, with some 87% lost globally in the last 300 years.

These shocking stats only cement how we need to work quickly and together in order to help save the planet. Luckily you can start making a change from your own homes today! 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Save the bees

One of the greatest pollinators in nature is bees and with their numbers declining we need to do all we can to protect them. Do your research and find out more about which local plants and flowers are best for re-growing the bee population. Why not make a bee garden in your own backyard or build a bee house? There are many ways you can help from your homes.

Lower your travel footprint

It's time to encourage more sustainable travel. Bike or walk to where you can. Not only will you be saving travel pollution but getting fresh air and exercise is also good for your mind and body.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

We have talked about this lots in our Zero-Waste blogs but its time to really start implementing this into anything we throw away. Save the planet and the ocean by buying sustainably and reducing waste where and when you can. Everything will make a difference.


Unfortunately we are not all in a position where we can save larger conservations, so why not donate to the people who can. Consider helping causes who are protecting the rainforest or cleaning our oceans. Any little help will make a difference.


Want a more hands on experience? Then why not volunteer at your local national park service or environment organisations. More groups are beginning to look for help where and when they can so look at some in your local area.

Find out more about World Environment Day and how you can help here:

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