Not a lot of people know this, but World Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world - so it is kind of a big deal! World Earth Day is annually held on April 22nd and in 2020, Earth Day celebrated its 50th year.

World Earth Day is typically about celebrating the uniqueness of our world in a way that promotes eco-friendly initiatives to combat the global climate crisis. In the US, the first Earth Day congregation took place in 1970, which was hosted by Senator Gaylord Nelson. The fundamental purpose of the event was to educate the public on how to care for and nurture the planet. Inspired by a huge oil spill that occurred in California the previous year, Earth Day was thus born and environmental groups and universities across the US paved the way for future change.

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Origins of Earth Day and How it is celebrated?

From humble beginnings, the eco-conscious movement is now annually celebrated in more than 193 countries across the world! The event first went global in 1990 - with over 140 countries participating. Earth Day is even linked to a public support foundation that was created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). What’s more, the EPA has passed many juridical acts that have changed legislation in the States.

Every year there is a different theme for Earth Day. Every transatlantic culture has its own beliefs and values, thus by having different themes the movement aims to educate and influence universal topical issues. In 2019, the theme was ‘Protect our Species’. There are over a million different species on our planet, so the focus was to educate participants about the alarming rate individual species are becoming extinct.

Our Pledge to environmentally friend print

Here at Apprintable, we pledge to reduce our carbon footprint and make the print industry as green as possible - a trajectory that print manufacturers must follow. Our goal is to have a holistic print offering that is available at a remarkably low price - helping consumers switch to the greener things in life. Make the vital switch today and do your bit for the natural world; the future is green!

Our dedication towards becoming a holistic print company led us to creating a partnership with the Work for Good charity. As part of this partnership, we pledged to donate 5% of our profits, from our eco-friendly print , to the Trees for Cities foundation. - Something we were immensely proud of!

What this means for you is that when you make that vital switch to any of the eco-friendly ranges such as recycled flyer printing, Biodegradable paper coffee cups or printed posters on recycled paper then we will donate 5% of the value towards the Trees for Cities foundation.

How could you celebrate Earth Day?

If you were wondering how to celebrate World Earth Day in school, work, or even at home, then here are some brilliant ways to get involved:

  1. Research what events are happening in your local area. Often there are clean ups, protests, and other activities that you can get involved with in your local community.
  2. Carry a reusable bottle and fill it up at a drinkable water tap.
  3. Make the important switch to reusable printed cotton tote bags rather than using harmful plastic bags. Roll one up and keep it with you; save money and the environment all at the same time.
  4. Recycle where possible. This may seem like an obvious option, but do not forget, it's not only paper, plastics, and glass that you can recycle!