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Earth Day 2024 - Planet vs Plastics

Today is the 54th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Brief History

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, when activists in San Francisco called attention to dangerously serious issues concerning toxic drinking water, air pollution, and the effects of pesticides.

President Richard Nixon led the nation in creating the Environmental Protection Agency, which was followed with successful laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

This Year’s Theme

The 2024 theme, 'Planet vs Plastics', emphasizes the critical nature of protecting our environment and conserving natural resources, while also spotlighting the importance of shifting towards sustainable and renewable energy sources, moving away from fossil fuel dependency. True change begins with awareness.    

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials we manufacture - and we’re making more of it than ever. A comprehensive report from the OECD looking into the plastics lifecycle out to 2060 finds that “annual production of plastic has more than doubled in the last two decades, and is projected to triple by 2060”.




The Power of Collective Action

Our environmental legacy is one we cannot take lightly.   There is power in collective action, and it calls upon individuals, businesses, governments, and the private sector to join hands in safeguarding our planet. Now, more than ever, we must step up our efforts to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, and preserve our ecosystems.

The Farmer’s Almanac suggests 10 things you can do on Earth Day to turn over a new leaf:

1.     Support the bees by planting pollinator-friendly plants.

2.     Pick up the plastic in your neighborhood.

3.     Go to a park and explore nature.

4.     Plant a tree.

5.     Plant wildflowers and plants native to where you live.


Wynne Hires is committed to getting informed, doing our part, and using our voice to share this important message.

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