17 Apr

With over 150,000 participants from 73 countries taking action for global biodiversity last year, FEE’s Global Action Days aim to raise awareness and encourage action toward environmental sustainability. It demonstrates how individual actions can greatly impact our Earth’s well-being, no matter how small they seem.

This year's Global Action Day is centered on promoting the 5 Rs - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. By following these principles, we can reduce waste and protect the environment. We all have a role to play in creating a sustainable future, and Global Action Days provides a great opportunity for individuals, organizations, schools, and communities to take action.

The 5 Rs provide a simple and practical framework that we can all adopt in our daily lives to promote sustainable living. Here's how each of the Rs can be applied:

  • Refuse - Say no to single-use plastics, packaging, and other disposable items.
  • Reduce - Consume less and use resources more efficiently.
  • Reuse - Use items multiple times before discarding them.
  • Repurpose - Turn old or unused items into something new and useful.
  • Recycle - Properly dispose of waste and recycle materials that can be reused.

Looking for Inspiration? 

Take a look at Trashy Bags Africas upcycling of plastic waste, turning useed water sachets into Reusable bags, pencil cases and other accessories.

There are many ways to get involved in the Global Action Day and promote the 5 Rs. Here are some additional ideas:

  • Organize a community cleanup event to remove litter from local areas.
  • Host a workshop on upcycling or repurposing items.
  • Refuse single-use plastics while making purchases by going with your reusable bag or carry along your reusable bowl when going to buy food.

By participating in Global Action Day and promoting the 5 Rs, we can make a positive impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations. Let's all do our part and take action today!

If you are interested in participating, please register here so we can provide you with further information and assistance to help you organize your activities.

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