Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. It is a day to appreciate the earth and all it does for us. The earth provides us with air to breathe, food to eat, water to drink, and a place to live.
There are many ways we can show our appreciation for the earth. We can pick up litter, plant trees, recycle, reduce our energy consumption, and use less water. These are just a few of the many things we can do to show our planet some love.
It is estimated that every year, humans produce over 300 million tons of plastic. This plastic pollutes our oceans and land, harming marine life and wildlife.
On Earth Day, we reflect on the importance of protecting our planet. Let’s make every day Earth Day. By working together, we can make a positive impact on the planet. Let’s protect our earth for future generations.
Here are some ways to mark Earth Day 2022.
Earth Day 2022
Peanuts Earth Day Special
Catch the Earth Day special It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown on Apple TV+. Sally develops a bond with a special little flower in the baseball field. This leads Charlie Brown and the rest of the team to discover inspiration to make a positive impact on the environment.
22 vs Earth
A prequel the Disney and Pixar film Soul, 22 vs Earth is another cartoon which brings across with it them message to appreciate the small things in life. Watch it with your loved ones and children on Earth Day to reflect and appreciate what mother nature offers. 22 vs Earth is available on Disney+.
The Biggest Little Farm: The Return
Also on Disney+ is the Earth Day special The Biggest Little Farm: The Return. Follow John and Molly Chester as they leave behind urban life to build up Apricot Lane Farms, building soil health and maximising biodiversity in the process. This special premieres on 22 April 2022.
Earth Day Apps & Games for Kids
Games and apps can be a fun way to increase kids’ awareness of the world around them. For Earth Day, some apps that you can try to use to introduce kids to eco-issues include:
- Grow Recycling – an app that focuses on sustainability education.
- Eco Birds – a game where you help save their home and environment from being destroyed by deforestation, pollution and oil spills.
- Lumino City – a puzzle adventure designed to raise awareness about renewable energy technologies and sustainable practices.
Change the Present, Save the Oceans
Learn about the need and steps being taken to build ocean resilience at the CDL Gallery, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get an overview of the issues facing the oceans, marine conservation efforts and how individuals can play a role. Get more details here.
Rooting for Change
Look out for three video artworks being showcased on the National Museum of Singapore’s LED in conjunction with Earth Day. The three digital artworks address the theme of climate change and sustainability. Find out more about them here.
Go on an EcoTrail
EcoTrail by Web of Life is all about ecosystems and learning how different organisms are interconnected and interdependent on one another. Take kids between 3 to 10 for an outdoor learning adventure at Lorong Chencharu. Get more details here.
Give Plant-based Milk a Try
Ever wondered if you would be able to switch from dairy to a plant-based alternative? Over the Earth Day weekend from 22 to 24 April, local oat milk brand OATSIDE is teaming up with Park Bench Deli and PPP Funan to make oat milk the default option in all milk-based beverages. Got (plant-based) Milk?