Sustainability 101

How To Celebrate Earth Day During A Global Crisis

In 1970, 20 million people took to the streets for the very first Earth Day. This year, billions are marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from home.

Make it an Earth Day to remember.

Here’s how you, your business or organization can engage staff, colleagues, and tenants to show support for each other and the environment, while staying apart.

1) SIGN UP FOR EARTH “ACTION” DAY, APRIL 24

With many in quarantine to beat COVID-19, this special online event will show how everyone can take action, at home, to slow the effects of a changing climate. It will feature zero waste-inspired insights and tips from the nationwide Great Forest team, a 30-day roadmap to going zero waste at home, a Q&A session, and prizes. Learn more or register here for this free webinar.

2) FIND A DIGITAL EARTH DAY EVENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

With many events going digital this year, access to Earth Day happenings around the world will be at your fingertips. Visit Earth Day network to find film screenings, events for kids, webinars and other online events to attend.

3) SAY THANK YOU

Say thank you to your staff/tenants for their green efforts. This could be as simple as sending an email with facts and figures showcasing the success of your sustainability programs. Saying thank you also helps to raise awareness about your green efforts among those who might not already be contributing.

4) ASK FOR ONE GREEN ACT

Ask employees, colleagues and tenants for one green act that they can do at home. It can be as simple as switching off the lights for one hour, or going through their home to set aside items for recycling. Gather these acts in photos or text and share them online to celebrate Earth Day.

5) JOIN A SOCIAL MOVEMENT

Encourage your staff/tenants to participate in efforts like Billion Acts of Green, or to create their own acts of green.

6) START A 30-DAY ZERO WASTE JOURNEY WITH GREAT FOREST

Get a 30-day roadmap to going zero waste at home, and then follow along as Great Forest takes you through each step. Share your journey on social media. By the time you return to the office, you will be a zero waste expert! Be first to get the roadmap by attending the Earth “Action” Day event. Register here.

7) ORGANIZE YOUR OWN DIGITAL EVENT

Need an Earth Day event customized for your business or organization? With video conferencing platforms, you can easily adjust and move an originally planned event online, or organize a simple outreach like a virtual “Lunch and Learn.” Ask your Great Forest representative for more ideas.

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