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The year 2021 was declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development at the 74th United Nations General Assembly.
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We care for Mother Earth; she is the most precious thing we have. Everyone must actively contribute to preserving it. The Earth is so precious and unique that it has its official day. Indeed, April 22nd is Earth Day. When was Earth Day established? What are the main activities organized for the occasion? What are some of the Quebec and Canadian companies that are Earth Day partners? Furthermore, how can we celebrate Earth Day daily? Samara & Co answers all your questions!
Although Earth Day has been celebrated in Quebec since 1995, it was first introduced in the United States in 1970. Through a strategic alliance with EarthPLAY, the environmental accompaniment programs carried out in Quebec now extend nationwide.
Since its first celebration, more than one billion people across 193 countries have celebrated Earth Day. Although summarized in only one sentence, Earth Day’s mission is magnificent: “to help people and organizations reduce their environmental impact.”
EARTHDAY.ORG offers a lot of relevant information about the environment. Moreover, I invite you to test your knowledge by answering a few quizzes. And no, I didn't get 100% but I learned a lot!:
Although the pandemic is dramatically slowing down our lives, Earth is still on the move. Here are the two most popular Earth Day activities:
Are you interested in attending Earth Day events near your home or workplace? Or do you have a suggestion to make? Visit the Earth Day website. If there are no activities in your area, you can use the activities listed on the website as inspiration; for example, clean up your neighborhood’s schoolyard, take a walk in the woods and pick up trash, etc. For some additional and excellent ideas, visit the United Nations' website, under the "Start with ten simple actions!" section.
It is essential to encourage the local economy, but it is even more essential to encourage local green businesses.
It is essential to encourage the local economy, but it is even more essential to encourage local green businesses. As part of Earth Day, we are proud to highlight the initiatives of two corporate partners of the event, IGA and the TD Bank.
In 2008, the Fonds Éco IGA was founded by the IGA grocers of Quebec and New Brunswick and is since managed by Earth Day. Each year, one million dollars is invested in this fund with the aim of promoting responsible consumption. :
Furthermore, TD Bank was the first bank in North America to achieve carbon neutrality; and in 2007, TD Bank was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. Therefore, if you want to do business with an environmentally responsible bank, TD Bank is an exciting option.
April 22nd is not the only day we must take care of our Earth; we must do environmentally responsible actions daily. April is usually the perfect month for spring cleaning. This year, for the occasion, why not buy eco-friendly cleaning products made by local companies?
At Samara & Co, we have many environmentally responsible products to help you make your home cleaning green. Goodbye, irritating chemical odors; hello, sweet and pleasant scents! Here are some suggestions:
While you are at it, be sure to check out our online store so that you can celebrate Earth Day... every day!
Samara & Co will proudly help you get on board!