Earth Day 2020
April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The aim of Earth Day every year is to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognised as the planet’s largest civic event. In 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.
Its overall mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environment movement on a worldwide scale. The Earth Day network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for the planet.
Earth Day aims to create action and awareness for a few different factors in order to drive transformational change across the world. The network wish for certain sectors to take accountability for their role in the environmental crisis. Additionally, the network also calls for bold, creative and innovative solutions to create this transformational change they are striving for.
The 50th anniversary will be a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition and bravery that is needed to meet the climate crisis and seize the opportunities of a zero-carbon future. The theme for this year’s 50th anniversary will be climate action as this is a pressing and prominent topic that dominates the world today.
This year’s Earth Day is going digital and you are invited to join the global conversation.
We continue to support Earth Day and we aim to help customers take part in ethically conscious buying and we bring together products sourced from all over the world and that hold the ethical credentials we know are important to our customers. We strive to protect our planet and want to give our customers the choice to use environmentally friendly products that suit their lifestyle.
Many of our brands are committed to caring for our planet, some of which include:
• Cafédirect – Cafédirect is the UK’s largest 100% Fairtrade hot drinks company. Their mission is to change lives through inspirational, sustainable business, making great tasting hot drinks direct from growers. Cafédirect also invest 50% of their profits into their producers direct.
• Suma Wholefoods – Suma Wholefoods is a wholefood collective that deliver over 7000 vegetarian, natural and responsibly sourced products to businesses and communities across the UK and internationally. The brand is 100% vegetarian and all its products are fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural.
• Divine Chocolate – Divine Chocolate is a global, farmer-owned chocolate company. The founding purpose was to help farmers gain a share of the wealth they are helping to create, putting them higher up the value chain. Divine Chocolate’s aim is to bring Fairtrade chocolate alternatives to as many chocolate lovers as possible. They also support a worker’s cooperative in Ghana.
• Method – Method produces eco-friendly household cleaning products. The product range is all naturally derived and is non-toxic, paraben-free and biodegradable. Method believes strongly in green living, green energy and sustainability along with being big advocates of the anti-animal cruelty movement. All its products contain plant-based liquids and 100% recycled plastic bottles.
• Bio D – Bio D is an independent family owned business which creates affordable UK produced cleaning products that are made from ethically sourced ingredients. Their packaging is 100% recycled and all their products are 100% vegan and cruelty free.
There are many ways to get involved in this this year’s Earth Day. Head over to their website to find out what part you can play and be part of this global movement.