Jul - Aug 2018
Earth Day 2018
August 28, 2018
“Every organisation, from the Smithsonian to the government of Quebec and local organisations in Rome, are holding meaningful events that encompass the Earth Day spirit—global reach, local action,” said Kathleen Roger, president of Earth Day Network, the organisation that coordinates Earth Day events worldwide.
Earth Day Network relaunched its Billion Acts of Green campaign in China for Earth Day 2018, with the theme End Plastic Pollution. Events were hosted by schools, college student associations, museums and local non-profit organisations to educate and activate people to prevent plastic pollution. More than 37 events were registered in 22 cities in China, with an estimated 20,000 participants.
In partnership with the Phitsanulok Province Government, the Sappraiwan Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand had committed to plant 300 trees. The trees were provided to community members to plant at the sanctuary or at their homes.
Tokyo, Japan joined the celebration of Earth Day with an array of coordinated events (beach clean-ups, music presentations, arts exhibits, yoga classes, etc.) under the Green Room Festival, which attracted thousands of participants.
The No-Plastic pop-up event in Karnataka, India brought together organisations that champion environmental sustainability in fields including electric vehicles, solar power and zero-waste living. Workshops were led by these leaders to discuss their journeys in low-pollution living and share tips with the audience on how to reduce their own waste.