Today is Earth Day 2014, and if you love to travel the world, visit exotic locations, take beautiful pictures, and breathe fresh air, now is definitely the time to make a stand and do your own little bit to help the planet.
Earth Day began in 1970, when some 20 million American citizens came together to raise awareness and highlight issues such as climate change, carbon emissions, depletion of natural resources, and loss of natural habitats. Fast-forward 44 years, and Earth Day is now a global event that is celebrated by more than 1 billion people worldwide, and yet we still have a very long way to go.
The Earth Day 2014 Website states:
“Education is at the heart of Earth Day. With initiatives that tackle sustainable school foods, develop innovative curriculum, implement green infrastructure solutions, and connect educators around the word, we educate and engage our future leaders, their teachers, and communities.”
Reducing energy consumption at home, refusing to buy disposable plastic bags and bottles, recycling, and donating to charities that save endangered species are just some of the things we can do to show our support for Earth Day 2014, and it we all take baby steps, we can stride into a secure and sustainable future.
As someone who loves to travel the world, I think it’s definitely worth fighting for… and here are just a few pictures of My Beautiful World – what does yours look like?