Act for Earth Day, 22 April

A Day for Reflection, Commitment and Action

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'We will enjoy and celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty and her many species. We will honour our duty to love and care for her and add to her well-being wherever possible.'
(Chapter Statement)

This Sunday, 22 April is Earth Day. Each year Earth Day has a theme. The focus of this year's celebration is to end plastic pollution, now considered amongst the greatest of environmental threats, because it is literally found everywhere.

Plastic pollution is attacking Australia’s beaches, waterways and oceans, and the animals that live there which this video from Guardian Australia shows.

How can we reduce plastic in our day-to-day life?

One possibility is to enact the 4Rs:
Refuse disposable plastic...
Reduce your plastic footprint...
Reuse durable, non-toxic containers...
Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse...

The Earth day network is focussed on ending plastic pollution. More information, suggestions and resources can be found in this kit.

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