People around the world take time to celebrate National Greenpeace Day to promote changes in how we treat the environment, champion environmental solutions, and promote awareness of sustainable Earth. Senior housing communities can take advantage of this yearly celebration of peaceful environmental activism by doing activities and programs, teaching, and sharing information.
National Greenpeace Day in Senior Housing
Greenpeace Day is commemorated every September 15 since the Greenpeace Organization was founded on the 15th of September 1971. This Earth Day-like celebration is a way of honoring the day the organization was formed as well as the call to improve and protect the environment from destructive concepts.
Greenpeace Day was created in 2011 by the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson. It is a special day to participate in conservation programs and solutions for a greener future. And with Greenpeace members in 40 different countries, the organization has helped the planet.
Greenpeace International successfully eliminated toxic products in the products of five different companies. In addition, the organization is instrumental in the preservation of the Great Bear Rainforest. It also positively impacted whaling practices that saved whales from extinction through sea protests and campaigns.
Greenpeace has done so much for the environment and the organization’s efforts should be celebrated including in senior housing facilities.
Celebrate in Senior Housing
Greenpeace Day is celebrated across the globe and this day is the perfect day to start promoting means for Earth to be a better place to live in.
Whether it is watching environmental documentaries, tree planting, workshops, and other environmental-centric activities, it is not too late for every resident, management, staff, and family to do their share for the environment.
Save the Earth
Use this day to be aware of the importance of environmental conservation. Enlighten yourself of the urgency to start even with baby steps to save the planet Earth. Senior housing facilities can use the materials available on the Greenpeace website and learn about different environmental efforts that they can share with others.
Efforts on environmental preservation
You and your family or fellow residents can organize a tree planting activity. This program will immensely improve the quality of life and natural surroundings by recharging natural sources of water supply, preventing floods, and blocking the transport of chemicals into the streams.
Trees improve the aesthetics of your community while at the same time providing shade thereby reducing the heat effect. In addition, trees contribute to quality air through the process of photosynthesis. It also absorbs dust, carbon dioxide, and other pollutants.
Greenpeace is always looking for passionate people to join their cause to protect and save the Earth. If you have time you can work with Greenpeace or a local environmental organization near your senior housing community. You can also encourage young family members to participate in activities or volunteer programs in protecting the environment.
Start the change with yourself
Even if it is not Greenpeace Day, make it a conscious effort to advocate for environmental protection. Contribute towards change by reducing, reusing, recycling, conserving water, and eating sustainably.
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