The hell of the past year has been a stark reminder of how quickly our world can be turned upside down and the nightmare of COVID-19 has only served to highlight our fragile existence.  The whole earth has been affected: masks, sanitisers, social distancing, shops closed, economies stripped, families kept apart, people living in isolation, millions infected, so many gone…

Now, more than ever, the human race needs to protect itself.  We’ve been so consumed by the COVID-19 that we have (understandably) taken our eye off the ball that is the environment.  We were trying to clear the oceans of plastic bags and coffee cups, only to fill them up again with disposable masks and PPE.  But now as we creep out of the darkest of times, it may be the right moment to look at how we can protect our fragility and appreciate what we have and how it can be so easily threatened.  

We’ve seen how a small shift can have an incredible negative impact on the world, now let’s see how another small shift can have an incredible positive impact.  Let’s take home that litter, let’s use refillable water bottles, let’s plant trees, flowers and vegetables, let’s put up bird/insect houses, ride a bike, take a walk, have a recycling bin that is larger than the rubbish bin… any change, no matter how insignificant it may seem, can only be for the good.  On this World Earth Day, 22nd April, let’s just think about what we have….and how we can protect it for not only for ourselves but for those to come.