Every year, Earth Day promotes global activities to create awareness on the most pressing issues that are threatening the survival of our planet. Born in the US in 1970, more than one billion people worldwide now take part in the initiatives of the largest environmental movement’s network in more than 195 countries around the world.
In 2018, the event is dedicated to educating and empowering us with information so we can make better choices when it comes to plastic consumption. From littering landscapes to poisoning the marine fauna, the growing consumption of disposable plastic is threatening our planet like never before.
“Plastic pollution is now an ever-present challenge. We can see plastics floating in our rivers, ocean, and lagoons, littering our landscapes and affecting our health and, the future of billions of children and youth. We have all contributed to this problem – mostly unknowingly – and we must work to reduce and ultimately to End Plastic Pollution,” Valeria Merino, Vice-President of Global Earth Day at Earth Day Network, says.
In Hong Kong, the initiatives that support Earth Day grow every year. Show your support with this year's selection of events, workshops and exhibitions celebrating Mother Earth:
Over 70 conscious brands will showcase their products and services at PMQ over the Earth Day weekend - all ranging from beauty and fashion to food and lifestyle products. The event will also feature unique performances, talks and interactive art installations to celebrate all that is good for our planet and for a more sustainable and mindful way of living.
The Conscious Festival runs from April 20 to April 22
Register and find out more here
In honour of Earth Day, mindful brands Teak doTerra, Sitsat Meditation, Votruvian Man and FLOAX Floatation Therapy Spa are collaborating to create an Earth Day marketplace, to show the innumerable possibilities to live an organic, sustainable and green life.
Earth Day Marketplace runs on April 21
Check out the details and the locations here.
The Conscious Collective brings to Hong Kong exclusive products, promotions, talks and events to celebrate mindful living in an attempt to rally a collective effort to pursue environmental action and create awareness. From zero-waste cocktail happy hours from “how to live waste-free” workshops, The Conscious Collective will be running plenty of conscious events for almost two weeks.
The Conscious Collective runs from April 27 to May 6
Check out the event’s programme and locations here
Hong Kong is not just a global metropolis but also a diverse natural landscape. The Hong Kong Science Museum is organizing the Sustaining @ The Earth series to explore the territory’s unique biodiversity showing how science and technology are contributing to preserving and improving the environment and its challenges.
The series runs until April 25
Find out more about the events and locations here