Today might be ‘Feel Good Friday’ but it’s also World Environment Day! Despite the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the economy and the lives of millions, there has been one positive outcome from the global lockdown.
Lack of air and motor travel, as well as a halt to mass industrial efforts, has enabled a substantial decrease in air and water pollution. This downtime has provided a temporary ‘relief’ for our planet but in order for any of these changes to take effect, we need to continue adapting our behaviours after Covid-19 lockdown ends.
So for this week’s Feel Good Friday, we’re focusing on all the positive environmental changes that have occurred as a result of lockdown and on companies pioneering to make positive changes.
Positive Environmental Changes
- Toxic air over London falls by 50% at busiest traffic spots.
- A biochemical company in the Netherlands is aiming to replace plastic bottles with ‘all-plant’ based bottles and have already received the backing from giants Coca-cola and Carlsberg.
- Endangered seahorse returns home amid lockdown to enjoy ‘lack of boats and people’
- 200 top UK businesses call on Boris Johnson for a green recovery plan from coronavirus pandemic.
Other ‘feel good’ stories
- Ecosia, a not-for-profit search engine company has teamed up with charities Trees for Cities and The NHS Forest in order to help fund the planting of trees at NHS sites in England and Wales.
- Across the world street artists have created striking images during this pandemic with the hopes to spread meaningful messages to the public.
- An artist in Tralee, Ireland has spent his time during lockdown creating outstanding murals throughout his town.
- Pilot Richard Goodwin decided to bring cheer to the local community in Bristol by drawing smiling faces in the sky.
- Tidy Towns, a community group from Kildare, have started a delightful idea in order to support their local cocooners by giving them their own herb garden to look after.
- PG tips showed a great example of coming together in a time of crisis by sending an open letter to their rivals to help launch their ‘National Tea Break’ campaign.
Here are a few of our favourite tweets this week
#Worldenvironmentday #Allinthistogether #Supportlocalbusiness #Selfisolationhelpmoments #StayHomeSaveLives #SocialDistancing #HappyAtHome