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“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” – Lady Bird Johnson
And it’s a collective responsibility to care for something we all share and have a mutual interest in. World Environment Day is just around the corner and it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness and take some steps towards conserving our environment. This day is celebrated annually on June 5 to bring attention to a specific topic of concern to the people around the world- our environment. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and motivating people to take action. Our earth is facing a triple planetary emergency which includes:
- The weather is getting hotter by the day and the climate changes are insane and happening too fast for people to adapt to.
- Approximately 1 million species are threatened with extinction.
- Pollution continues to be everywhere- land, water and air.
Before we proceed further let’s learn about why is World Environment Day celebrated.
Since the year 1974, the UN has been actively trying to encourage awareness and environmental protection and in the view of the same, they established one day in a year to do something for the environment responsibly. The day was led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is the largest global platform for environmental awareness and public outreach.
Now that we know when and why World Environment Day is celebrated, it’s time to learn about some eco-friendly ways to celebrate world environment day 2022.
It’s always the little things that make the biggest difference and on this environment day, you can make a huge difference by taking a conscious step of biking to work. Not only is this good for your health but it is good for the environment as well as it helps in reducing air pollution. If your workplace is a bit too far or due to some other reason you can’t bike to work then try carpooling or taking public transport.
An important global environmental event like this calls for switching from the gym to more natural ways of exercising. This is why we tell you to switch from using machines like treadmill and cross trainer to taking a walk in the park. Switch from your 20 minutes of cardio in the gym to 30-45 minutes of walk in the natural environment. This will not only help you reduce your carbon footprint but also help in reducing everyday stress.
If you were looking for an excuse or the ideal opportunity to go hiking then World Environment Day is just that. You can look for local options for a day of adventure and hiking or you can plan a hiking trip with your friends or partner. Hiking is something that is not only good for your body but also benefits your mind and impacts your mental health positively. Being close to nature will always make you feel good.
You must have heard this often but have you tried doing this? Try switching to an organic lifestyle such as instead of plastic bags use cloth bags, try‘ best out of waste’ and start using sustainable fitness gear. You can always look out for brands that make sustainable products and shop from them. With increasing awareness, there are many new eco-friendly brands entering the market, there is always something you can do.
Another way of celebrating an eco-friendly International Environment Day 2022 is by switching from gym workouts to exercising outdoors. Ditch the machines and go for a run or a walk or hike in the nature. ‘Plogging’ is one of the most recent and newly emerging fitness trends which essentially means picking up garbage while you are on the run and dispose it right. Maybe you can do this on World Environment Day.
We think by now you would have understood a whole lot more about International Environment Day and why is it celebrated and some eco friendly ways and fitness ideas to celebrate it. If you would like to effectuate some of these ideas then you can do it with FITPASSS- your one pass to fitness that lets you access 5,500+ gyms and fitness centers across the country.