Did you know that April 22nd is Earth day 2021?
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
Here at Green Hive we want to tackle GLOBAL issues like the climate emergency, plastic/waste pollution, social inequality and resource scarcity on a LOCAL level
We're inviting you to take part in a week of sustainable living - making active choices to look after the environment and embrace the circular economy.
From the 22nd of April to the 29th of April we want you to try out an eco-friendly lifestyle, we've got loads of suggestions from quick and easy steps, to ongoing projects that you can get involved in!
Swap out driving for one week - have a go walking or cycling round town, using public transport on your commutes - active travel is good for your body and we think that being out and about in town is good for your soul!
Have a holiday from meat or dairy - there are looooads of interesting (and tasty) meat alternatives available in our local shops and supermarkets, and you'll be surprised at the range of easy, affordable meals you can make that are good for your body and good for the planet.
Say no to plastic! Whether it's taking your own shopping bags to the Co-op (or a Bumblebag!) or choosing to buy loose produce wherever you can, saying no to plastic and packaging can open your eyes to how much unnecessary waste ends up in your blue bin each week.
Host a swap shop! Summer wardrobes are on the horizon so why not choose to swap clothes with your friends and family, it's free, fun and great for the planet - you can snag that cool jumper you've always wanted to borrow! You don't need to limit it to clothes either - why not have a swap-meet in your garden? A great way to meet up with your friends, and find some ethical treasures!
Start a veggie patch - Did you know you can grow tatties in a plastic bag? And seedlings in an old egg box? You don't need to be an expert gardener to enjoy your own home grown veg. We're here to give you tips on how to get started!
Volunteer your time to an environmental charity or group project - Have fun and help look after the planet at the same time! Whether it's picking up litter you spot on a walk on the beach, learning and removing invasive plant species in your garden or green spaces, or sharing environmental news and projects in your area to your friends and family, all these actions make a big difference!
These are just some of the things you can try out for a week and kickstart your journey to a more sustainable lifestyle