Earth Day 2021

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Jakarta, 20 April 2021 - Earth Day, an annual event that falls on April 22, is a time of the year to reflect on how our lives impact the planet. The first Earth Day in 1970 encompassed both sorrow and a moment of hope, born as much from the grief of the pesticide disaster documented in the Silent Spring and the blazing Cuyahoga River as from the promise of NASA’s Earthrise. 

This year, though, the Earth Day falls into the second year of the global COVID crisis. Also in the same month of the Earth Day, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of The United States of America reported carbon dioxide levels were higher than at anytime in the past 3.6 million years and the average temperature was about 4℃ higher than pre-industrial levels (The Paris Agreement Goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5℃, compared to pre-industrial levels). Despite numerous reasons for alarms, the collective global effort to respond and recover from COVID-19 Pandemic has revealed that an often-divided world is able to work together to tackle the pandemic, offering hope that overcoming the climate crisis may also be possible together. 

This year’s theme for Earth Day is ‘Restore Our Earth’ focusing on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. To respond to this challenge, Greenhope, a global green technology social enterprise with a mission to address plastic waste pollution through its biodegradable solutions, is committed to keep innovating. Taking an example of our Ecoplas® material uses renewable materials, uses less water and energy to produce, as well as generating much lower carbon footprints than conventional plastic packaging. 

We need to act now and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with anyone with the same mission to ensure that hope outweighs sorrow by the next Earth Days!

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