The Earth is what we have in common. -Wendell Berry
Happy (early) Earth Day! April 22, 2018 marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. It has been nearly 50 years of creating awareness and love for the environment. A concept born in the late 60s and early 70s due to the deteriorating condition of the environment, the objective of Earth Day is to create awareness among people to contribute for the well-being of Mother Earth.
Building awareness towards an issue is the first step towards eradicating it.
Global leaders have realised that creating a more aware and emphatic society is the need of the hour. We need a culture that values a greener and cleaner Earth. To build a community like that, we all need to come together and contribute. It doesn’t matter what stage of life we are at and what we are doing; there is something for each one of us. In some way or the other, all of us can do our part to make Earth greener and a better place to live in.
How can you contribute your share this Earth Day?
When we look upon Earth Day as just another day, we are missing out on a significant opportunity to contribute our part to the environment. Earth Day gives you a good reason to involve your team in a productive team building activity.
How can you become a part of this global festival?
Have you ever heard of the Earth Day organisation? It is the world’s most significant environmental movement. With a massive network of more than 50,000 partners spread across 195 countries, the Earth Day Network aims to establish an ecological democracy across the globe.
When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We,’ even ‘Illness’ is replaced by ‘Wellness.’
This Earth Day, let your office employees come together and replace the ‘I’ with ‘we’ to convert the illness of Mother Earth to wellness. Earth Day can be an excellent way for some fantastic team building activities. Decide on a few feasible ideas and encourage your employees to be a part of this green initiative. Executing a challenging activity on Earth Day leads to:
- The satisfaction of contributing to Mother Earth
- The joy of doing something creative and rewarding as a team
- A lifelong memory to cherish
- An excellent learning experience
Team building while observing Earth Day can be an excellent experience for your organisation. But don’t take our word for it. See the selection of activities listed here that we believe would be an exciting experience for your team this Earth Day!
The Terrarium Challenge: We all have heard about aquariums, right? But what is a terrarium? Simply put, these are small gardens in glass containers – small enough to sit on your desk even! Terrariums are a whole new world in themselves. Don’t you wish to create a beautiful green world in your office? Get ready earthlings to create your very own terrarium! Find out more here.
The Outback Challenge: Nature has unique challenges in its beautiful armoury, and only the brave explore them. The challenge to live in a natural habitat is a fascinating experience in itself. The Outback Challenge pushes you to get in sync with the rhythms of Earth, playing the games Mother Earth has to offer. Discover more about the Outback Challenge here.
The Graffiti Wall Challenge: Fed up with the dirty and stained walls around you? What if you could transform them with your creativity? Does exploring your creativity on a large-scale sound exciting? Every wall has the potential to become as clean and beautiful as a piece of art. To make your own wall-sized artwork, check out the Graffiti Challenge.
There are many more activities to make your workplace more optimistic and your Earth Day celebration a memorable event. Through these activities, you will not only contribute to Mother Earth, but also boost your team’s strength and employee morale by uniting them for a cause and giving them a feeling of accomplishment towards creating a social impact.
So, this Earth Day, make your workplace a greener and cleaner one! Customise your day today.