World Earth Day is a global event, celebrated on the 22nd April of each year. It is an event that was created to highlight the need to care for and protect our Earth.
Earth Days mission is to help and encourage people to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
With this year’s theme ‘Trees for the Earth’, Earth day has set the goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next five years.
Trees help combat climate change.
They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
Trees help us breathe clean air.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
Trees help us to counteract the loss of species.
By planting the right trees, we can help counteract the loss of species, as well as provide increased habitat connectivity between regional forest patches.
Trees help communities and their Livelihoods.
Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income
At School we are going to be planting a tree in our playground as a step towards meeting the global target, as well as improving our local environment.
We will also be relying on renewable forms of energy such as solar power and not using any electricity or technology all morning.
Breakfast club will be in the Forest School and we will be boiling eggs and toasting bagels over the fire.