Our world is constantly changing at a rapid rate. As we look to continuously improve the well-being and quality of life of humankind, we also need to think about how these improvements impact the world around us. As the effects of climate change start to become increasingly real, it’s time to take responsibility for our actions and give back to the Earth.
As John Ruskin once said, “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” If we want to preserve this beauty and rich biodiversity for generations to come, we should all start thinking about what we can do together to make a difference. To get you started, here are some easy ways to do your part in conserving our environment.
- Where you can, choose reusable items instead of single-use plastic. Start taking your own bags to the supermarket, avoid using plastic straws and other disposable plastic items, such as cups or plastic wrap.
- Conserve energy where you can – switch off non-essential appliances when not in use.
- Try and eat less meat – even if you go meat-free just one day a week, it adds up.
- Educate yourself and your family – from staying informed about the Earth’s incredible wildlife to learning about climate change, knowledge is power when it comes to looking after our planet.
So, in honour of Earth Day, here’s some of the best environmental content to help you on your journey to save the planet.
When it comes to creating awareness about environmental threats, Earthrise seeks to educate audiences about our endangered wildlife and the efforts in place to protect them. The episode we are showcasing for Earth Day is ‘Wild Recovery’, dedicated to investigating the impact COVID-19 has had on two endangered mammals due to their perceived association with the disease. You can watch this episode on Wednesdays at 11:30 CAT on Al Jazeera, DStv Channel 406.
When spending time in the great outdoors is not an option, Meteorite Men seeks to showcase some of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets. Each episode explores the teachings of animals and nature while creating a sense of mindfulness and stillness with viewers. For an introduction to mindfulness in nature, you can watch Meteorite Men every Monday at 21:00 CAT on Curiosity Channel, DStv Channel 185.
Earth Day Marathon
To get the kids on board with Earth Day, NickToons will be hosting an Earth Day Marathon of Earth Day friendly episodes of shows, such as ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks, SpongeBob SquarePants, Cats, Corn & Peg, Peppa Pig, Winx Club, The Fairly OddParents, Chop Chop Ninja, Regal Academy, The Penguins of Madagascar and Rabbids Invasion. Wow! What a treat. Kids can catch this viewing extravaganza on Thursday, 22 April at 12:10 CAT, on NickToons, DStv Channel 308.
ZooMoo Specials: Bugs
Climate change affects us all, even the smallest species that live on our Earth: insects. Globally, insect populations are declining, and ZooMoo Specials: Bugs shares insight on these little creatures and how we can do our part in protecting them. Find out more about creepy crawlies on Thursday, 22 April at 11:00 CAT [Part 1] and 12:00 CAT [Part 2] on ZooMoo, DStv Channel 314.
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