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Earth Day for 50 years and 50 more. What does the future hold for our planet?

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April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day that celebrates our planet and encourages us to take care of it.
What does the future hold for our planet? We can all make an impact on how it turns out by taking part in activities this year. Join in with millions of people who will be coming together this April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day!
Looking back over the last 50 years, it’s amazing to see how much the Earth Day movement has grown. What started as a small event in the United States has turned into a global phenomenon, with people all over the world taking part. This year, we’re expecting millions of people to join in the celebrations.
What is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it?
Earth Day is an annual event that celebrates our planet and encourages us to take care of it and its natural resources. It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the environment and has since grown into a global movement with more than 140 countries involved.
People celebrate Earth Day by taking part in events and activities that promote sustainability and conservation. Some of these activities include planting trees, cleaning up parks/beaches, and reducing energy consumption. Apart from this, there are some actionable changes that can be made in our daily lives like bringing our own shopping bags to the store, buying locally and supporting business who are invested in the betterment of the environment. We can take the lessons from one day and turn them into lifestyle 'norms', and quite frankly, that is the point of this day - to not just have one day but rather, a way of life.
There are many reasons why we should celebrate Earth Day. One of the most important is to remind ourselves that we need to take care of our planet if we want it to be around for future generations. Earth Day is also a time to come together and learn about ways we can help preserve our environment.
Tree of life
 How has the movement grown over the last 50 years?
The Earth Day movement has grown immensely over the last 50 years. What began with a small gathering in the United States in 1970, has now turned into a worldwide celebration that promotes taking action in order to conserve and improve our precious environment.
People and businesses alike are participating globally in the promotion of this important event. It began as a way to help better understand the earth and its conditions, making us aware just how much we all contribute and are responsible for its wellness. Earth day has evolved to empower millions of people to make an impact for the planet, to show that each one of us can all make a difference if we work together. Small steps lead to giant leaps and we are taking the jump to a brighter tomorrow. Aren't we all just one big family sharing this beautiful place we call home? We are the guardians, for now and for the future. 
We are holding the Earth in our hands. Crystal ball reflection of tree.
We are holding the Earth in our hands. (@AshuNagar_photography)
What are some of the events and activities happening this year?
There are many events and activities happening this year to celebrate Earth Day. Here are some of the most popular ones:
Planting Trees: One of the easiest and most effective ways to celebrate Earth Day is to plant trees. Trees help improve air quality, reduce erosion, and provide habitat for animals. You can plant trees in your backyard, at a local park, or anywhere else you have space. We love growing fruit trees because not only do they provide a food source for us, but they also attract pollinators and birds, restoring the biodiversity of the area. 
Cleaning Up Parks/Beaches: Another great way to celebrate Earth Day is to help clean up your local parks and beaches. Picking up litter is a great reason to gather families and groups of friends to do something together for the greater good. This makes the public leisure areas a cleaner and more enjoyable place for everyone.
Playa in the Pacific Ocean of Guatemala. El Paredon.
El Paredon, Guatemala. (
Reducing Energy Consumption: One of the best ways to help the environment is to reduce your energy consumption. There are many ways to do this, such as turning off lights when you leave a room, unplugging electronics (and their chargers) when they’re not in use, and setting your thermostat to a higher temperature in the summer and a lower temperature in the winter. You can also do so by using a bike to blend your smoothies… (Ya, a bit of a stretch, but it is a thing).
Bicycle Blender. Cosmic Convergence Festival in Guatemala.

What actions can I take in my daily life to better protect the earth?

Here are just some actions you can start implementing into your routine:

Sustainable Shopping Bags: Don't forget to bring your own bags with you when go out shopping. Also avoid buying fruits and vegetables wrapped in plastic.
Buy Local: Visit your local farmers market to get your fresh foods, supporting organic businesses who are taking the measures to protect our food sources, our personal health, as well as that of the planet.

Zero-Waste Stores: An amazing development in the pursuit of sustainable living. These stores are becoming widespread and are an efficient way to cut plastic and other types of waste from our daily lives. You can bring glass jars/bottles for refilling your favourite shampoos, laundry detergents and more.
Eco-Friendly Products: There is an emergence of green businesses who are not only promoting sustainable items but who are incorporating the aspect of social responsibility into their business models, such as ourselves, Bambuddha. This movement is the future of business. As these organic and sustainable businesses continue to explode, more and more 'already developed' businesses are introducing eco-friendly products to keep up with the demand and shift to doing business differently. Buying eco-friendly products is where it's at!
Dragonfly. Bamboo Sunglasses by Bambuddha. Semuc Champey, Guatemala.
Dragonfly. Bamboo Sunglasses by Bambuddha. Semuc Champey, Guatemala. 
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These are just a few of the many ways you can participate in this annuals celebration of Earth Day. There are tons of other great ideas out there, so get creative and do something that you’ll enjoy. The most important thing is to take action and do something to help make our planet a healthier place.
Planet earth
Marking 50 years is quite something, we sure are standing strong for the planet.
One of the most important reasons for this day is to remind ourselves that we need to take care of our planet if we want it to be around for future generations. We should also be reminded that this cause should not be just one day, but every day as we begin to bring more conscious awareness to how we interact with our home.
This year, let’s take action and do something to make a difference for our planet!
Now more than ever we need to focus and preserve our environment, and not only that, but to improve its current conditions. It is essential that we continue to support it, helping it to grow and flourish so that we can make a real impact for the life of our planet for many more years to come.
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