If Mother Earth could react to us with an emoji, which one would she choose?

–       Mad
–       Sad
–       Happy
–       Cool
–       Or Loved?

The official Random Acts of Green’s Mother Earth’s Emoji Challenge has 1 objective:

Make Mother Earth feel loved – together.

We know there are MANY reasons why she may feel sad 😢or even😡 with us.

Why? Well…..

    • We’re causing her plants and animals to go extinct. 1 million of her animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction – many within decades – more than ever before in human history (UN, 2019)
    • We’re polluting her waters. – 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged into her waters – the equivalent of the entire human population of 6.8 billion people (U.N, 2003)
    • We’re making her heavy with e-waste – a record of 53.5 million tonnes of e-waste was dumped globally last year – equivalent to the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2 – or enough to form a line 125 km long. That’s an increase of 21% in 5 years  (UN 2020)
    • We’re polluting her soils -over 200 years of industrialization have caused soil contamination to be a widespread global problem. Heavy metals and mineral oils can pollute soil and many sites are in need of urgent remediation.
    • We’re filling her oceans with plastics. At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments (IUCN 2021).
    • We’re polluting her waters. – 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged into her waters – the equivalent of the entire human population of 6.8 billion people (U.N, 2003)
    • We’re littering her lands. 9 billion tons of litter end up in the ocean every year. 11.5 billion is spent every year cleaning it up. 50% of littered items are cigarette butts. 75% of people admitted they have littered in the past 5 years. The most common object found during litter clean-ups is fast-food litter. (Source: Litter it costs you)
    • We’re polluting her air. – Air pollution, from car and truck exhaust and factories, kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year. WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air that exceeds WHO guideline limits, containing high levels of pollutants.

    • We’re cutting down her forests. According to satellite data, tropical forests are being destroyed at a rate of 8 million hectares a year – an area equivalent in size to the state of South Carolina. Despite their immense value, since the 1960s, nearly half of the world’s rainforests have been lost. Every single minute, about 36 football fields worth of trees are lost due to deforestation. (Source: Conservation.org)

    So, this year, that’s why we’ve built this out-of-the-box toolbox full of creative acts you can do for the planet.

    Will you participate to help make Mother Earth feel loved this April?

    Let’s make her choose the “FEELING LOVED” emoji…together.😘

    Be the first to know when our official Mother Earth’s Emoji Challenge has LAUNCHED.

     

    Get access to over 20 Creative Green Acts from our “Out-of-the-Box-Tool-Box” you can do this April.

     

    Take part in something BIG or SMALL – we’ll embrace it all. 

     

    Earthly Thanks to our Mother Earth’s Emoji Challenge 2021 Sponsors!

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