Earth Day 2021: How to get involved and help #RestoreOurEarth

Founded in 1970, Earth Day is a global movement that raises awareness of environmental issues while mobilising people to do their part in saving the planet. Today, Earth Day is one of the biggest events globally and marked by more than a billion people each year to positively impact human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.

If you’re looking for a bit of eco-friendly inspiration, check out our recent articles featuring Hong Kong’s eco-warriors to know and how you can get involved and make a change, often just by shopping with sustainability in mind:

Hong Kong Eco-warriors

Emily Lam-Ho

A well-known Hong Kong eco-warrior, Emily Lam-Ho is the founder of local NGO, Eco Drive, and her own sustainability platform, 8 Shades.

Richard Ekkebus

Richard Ekkebus is the executive chef of Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel and its fine dining restaurant, Amber, who’s well-known for his passion for sustainable dining.

Photo: Amber

Gloria Yu

Gloria Yu is a Hong Kong and NYC-based designer who champions sustainable fashion with her own line of headbands made from repurposed fabrics, Yunotme.

Photo: Gloria Yu

Shop sustainably

Besides seeking out local and international eco-warriors to be inspired by, it’s also easy to support Earth Day by spending your dollars on companies and brands with sustainability in mind. Here are a few places to start:

Get involved

Learn more about how you can get involved at and watch the live stream below at 22 April 2021, 9am PST for workshops, panel discussions, and special performances that will focus on this year’s theme of “Restore Our Earth™”:

See also: Earth Day 2021: Hong Kong’s zero waste stores to reduce, reuse and recycle

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