Today is Earth Day, so here’s how you can help fight climate change – even from home during national lockdown! Join rugby legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira in a challenge as part of Husqvarna’s Grow Our Beloved Country initiative.
Whether you have a large garden or a tiny herb box on your apartment balcony, you can still do your bit to mark Earth Day’s 50th anniversary this year.
Husqvarna is calling on all South Africans to help make the world a greener place by working in their indoor or outdoor gardens with the help of the Grow Our Beloved Country initiative. This aims to inspire us all to create beautiful spaces that help fight climate change – a global challenge with far-reaching consequences.
With the support of Husqvarna’s well-known brand ambassador Mtawarira, Grow Our Beloved Country provides great gardening tips to green up your spaces for the greater good.
“We all need to be doing more for the earth, and at the same time, we can enjoy the gardening time with our families in the comfort of our homes. I’m sure many South Africans feel the same way.” says Mtawarira.
About Earth Day:
Ever wonder how Earth Day began? The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, with the goal of raising awareness about mankind’s role in protecting our natural world. On this date, 20 million Americans ventured outdoors and protested in favor of a more eco-conscious society.
It’s hard to believe today, but at the time, many people were not aware of some serious environmental issues—from air pollution to toxic dumps to pesticides to loss of wilderness.
Earth Day started out as more of a political movement, though today it has become a popular day for many communities to gather together and clean up litter, plant trees, or simply reflect on the beauty of nature.
Earth Day 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of this holiday. Typically, Earth Day is assigned a different theme or area of focus each year; this year’s theme is Climate Action.