It’s been a tough year, and we’re only four months in. Rather than reflecting on the horrible events that have characterized the last month, we’ve gathered good news for our planet (and therefore, for everyone!)
1. Tru Earth Laundry Strips donated 230,000 loads to hospitals and charities in need
This eco-friendly, mess-free laundry detergent company isn’t just changing the way we do our wash. Canadian-based Tru Earth also pledged to match sales with donations in April.
Many people and professionals have found their laundry wash needs have increased—so Tru Earth decided to give back.
In addition, Tru Earth launched a forward-thinking movement with the lofty goal of keeping 1 million plastic jugs out of landfills. By switching to eco-strips in cardboard packaging, Tru Earth has helped keep over 600,000 plastic jugs from adding to the world’s waste.
Learn more: tru.earth
2. One Tree Planted won “Non-profit Changemaker” from 1% for the Planet
The global movement 1% for the Planet encourages businesses (and individuals!) to give 1% of their sales back to the environment we love to explore—even if it’s not a profitable move to do so. This mission has resonated with brands around the world, who now donate to eco-friendly charities.
One Tree Planted is an environmental charity that has planted over 4 million trees since 2014. Individuals, students, teachers and businesses can all get involved and contribute!
Learn more: onetreeplanted.org
3. Earth Day’s 50th Connected Millions Online
The 50th Earth Day had to be celebrated digitally. From religious leaders to quarantined celebrities and even e911’s first 2020 article, millions of people in various places connected together online to work for a better future.
Pope Francis said: “Because of our selfishness, we have failed in our responsibility to be guardians and stewards of the Earth. . . we have polluted and despoiled it, endangering our very lives.”
Earth Day Network called for 24 hours of action and encouraged everyone to download the app, Earth Challenge.
Learn more: earthday.org