Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and since then has brought people together every year in order to raise awareness around environmental issues and celebrate this beautiful planet we call home. Today Earth Day includes events in more than 193 countries, coordinated by the Earth Day Network, making this event a truly worldwide phenomenon.
The more colourful world at the end of the video is the world we’re striving for here at the Honest Department. The clothes we wear have a big effect on both us as individuals and society as a whole. Instead of synthetic fabrics lean towards using natural and organic fibres. The environmental benefits are further reaching than just cutting out some plastic. Cotton and linen are both less taxing to produce than synthetic fabrics while the flax plant can be grown in accommodating soil.
Earth Day has a long and rich history behind it but today its work is more important than ever. Groups like Extinction Rebellion are working to give climate issues the importance they deserve by disrupting day to day life. Things need to change and for its 50th anniversary next year we know Earth Hour will be going all out.
While we live in an age of instant communication but we are more disconnected than ever from the things we really need to live. By allowing ourselves to slip into a life of ease at the expense of many others, we forgo the only thing that’s ever been really important, and that’s a sense of connection to the world around us.