Apr 12 2022

8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Although climate change impacts everyone, it is not gender-neutral. It has significant social impacts and magnifies existing inequalities. Gender inequality coupled with the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It poses threats to ways of life, livelihoods, health, safety, and security for women and girls around the world.

This Earth Day, April 22, we invite you to celebrate with Global G.L.O.W. by taking steps to reduce the effects of climate change and its impact on girls around the world. Don’t forget to share your activities on social media and tag us!

8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

  1. Use this opportunity to educate others on climate change. If this feels overwhelming, start small, with close friends and family.*

    A few months ago I tried to raise awareness in my community about the ‘pollution of the sea’ by handing out flyers at the Huanchaco pier, some people paid no attention, but others gave me the advice to ask the mayor to implement dumpsters on our beach.” – Karen, Global G.L.O.W. Girls Advocacy Member, Peru

  2. Reuse things as much as possible. For example, large plastic bottles can be decorated and turned into flower pots. Think twice about buying things you do not need.*
  3. Plant a tree or grow something in your yard or in a special place in your community.*
  4. Go car-free for a day. Walk or bike to work or school if you can.
  5. Support local agriculture and buy produce from a local farmer. 
  6. Trade your single-use plastics for reusable items, like grocery bags, water bottles, straws, and coffee cups.
  7. Unsubscribe from catalogs by signing up for the opt-out service at catalogchoice.org
  8. Clean up plastic and other trash in your local park.
*Indicates an idea from the Global G.L.O.W. Girls Advocacy Committee

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