Hello amazing Becca Diaries Friends (BeDafs), how are you this season? Yesterday, April 22, 2020 was the commemoration of the World Earth Day.

What is this about?

On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets, to protest environmental ignorance, a response to the huge environmental crisis (oil spill, flood, etc).

They demanded a new way forward for the planet.

Thus, the establishment of Environmental Protection Authority by different countries and commemoration of the World Earth Day, every 22nd of April.

It was 50 years yesterday.

Hurray๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Government’s Responses to Climate Crisis

Moving on, Governments globally, respond to issues surrounding climate crisis and global warming through policies, programmes and projects around Deforestation, Greenhouse emissions, Fuel-wood demand management, Domestic industry for clean stoves and other clean energy alternatives etc.

What can you do?

However, beyond Government’s environmental policies, you should strive to save the planet in your own corner?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Reduce food wastage

According to the Minister of Agriculture, *Nigeria wastes food worth $750bn yearly.* Whereas, there are millions without food๐Ÿ˜ฅ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Reuse items

Please, don’t leave home without a shopping bag, only to ask the seller for extra nylon. To think you have millions of these nylons at home.

Wetin you wan use them do? Bro, Sis, stoppeet. Or maybe we should start paying for them. ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ‘‰ Reuse.

All those plastics & bottles can still be used for something else. Sort before you trash.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Stop throwing trash out of your car, while driving. Dispose waste properly. ๐Ÿ™„โ€ฆ I’m talking to you. Yes! you.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Recycle / Up-cycle

We can turn the solid waste into new items, or creatively Reuse them, and life goes on.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Stop tree-felling, instead, plant a tree, if you can.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Save electricity by turning off lights and electrical appliances when not in use.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Buy energy efficient products (i.e, compact florescent bulbs), if you can.

My message to everyone on a Covid-19 Earth Day is; ‘Be responsible’ and encourage others too.

There is no planet B. Let’s save this one.

BreakFreeFromPlasticInitiativeโœŒ

Thanks for reading.

Author

Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Actionโ€™s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).

6 Comments

  1. Ola Ifatimehin Reply

    Great tips. The earth is lent to us by our children, we must groom her right.

  2. Ola Ifatimehin Reply

    Reminds one of Osundare’s poem, Ours to Plow, Not to Plunder.

  3. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ amazing way for this year’s celebration.

    Thanks Becca!

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