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These sustainable sneakers are perfect Earth Month 2023

April 24, 2023 10:00 AM
These sustainable sneakers are perfect Earth Month 2023

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, it was Earth Day again. During this annual event, attention is drawn to our planet and how we can best protect it. Read more about the importance of this holiday and which sustainable sneakers you can responsibly score during Earth Day.

Earth Day History

Earth Day, also known as the "Day of the Earth," is an event that takes place annually on April 22. The day was created in 1970 following the bestseller Silent Spring by Rachel Carson from 1962. The book by the American writer brought attention to environmental problems and pollution of nature.

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Rachel Carson was a biologist and one of the first writers who campaigned for environmental issues. In addition to Silent Spring, she also wrote the books The Sea Around Us, The Sense of Wonder, and Under the Sea Wind. Carson's books brought attention to the global environmental problem, and in 1970, Earth Day was introduced.

Senator Gaylord Nelson, the youngest senator from Wisconsin, had been concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States for a long time. In 1969, he witnessed the oil spill in Santa Barbara and felt that he needed to take action. He organised guest lectures at universities to create more awareness among young people. The date of April 22 was chosen for this event.

Earth Day 2023

Now, some 50 years later, Earth Day is still celebrated on the same date. The environmental problem is more relevant today than ever before. More and more organizations, brands, and companies are realizing that there is an urgent need for new solutions. In the sneaker industry as well, there is now increasing focus on sustainability.

During Earth Day, various events are organized both online and on location worldwide. Students around the world can participate in various guest lectures and online events. The Earth Day organization gives live talks and provides information on ways in which individuals like you and I can get involved in the environment.

Through the organization, schools can receive kits to inform their students about Earth Day. The theme of Earth Day 2023 is 'Invest in our planet.' With this theme, the organization calls on everyone to contribute to improving the earth.

Earth Day Quiz

In addition, there is the well-known Earth Day Quiz. Every year, you can test your knowledge about the earth through the Earth Day website. This quiz includes questions about nature, sustainability, and clean energy. You can also take a quiz to see how you personally can help improve the environmental problem.

With the various questionnaires, the organization aims to challenge and inform viewers about the environmental problem. Choose your favorite theme and test your knowledge on various topics!

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Google Earth Day 2013

In addition to Earth Day's quiz, search engine Google also has its own quiz. On Earth Day itself, you can click on the Google logo and participate in a small quiz. The quiz varies each year, but asks funny and short questions in which you can see what kind of animal you are.

Sustainable sneakers

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In the sneaker world, more and more brands are also focusing on sustainability. Initiatives from Nike, adidas and New Balance are coming up with innovative ways to make the production process of sneakers more sustainable. Nike has the 'Move To Zero' project, in which the brand focuses on recycling materials.

The brand adidas has been working with environmental organization Parley for years. The sneakers and clothing items designed in collaboration with Parley are made of recycled plastic yarn. Models such as the Ultraboost, NMD_R1 and 4DFWD have a sustainable production process and are made with recycled materials.

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The French brand VEJA is perhaps the most well-known brand when it comes to sustainable sneakers. The models of VEJA are made from vegan leather. The sneakers also use cotton from Brazil and Portugal, which are obtained with respect for the environment and farmers.

View the sustainable sneakers under the 'Sustainable' heading on the Sneakerjagers website.

Earth Day FAQ

Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about Earth Day. If you have any further questions after reading the FAQ, please ask them via our Sneakerjagers Instagram account.

On which day is Earth Day celebrated?

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd.

When was the first Earth Day held?

Earth Day has been held annually on April 22nd since 1970. The day was introduced in response to Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring' from 1962.

What is celebrated during Earth Day?

The international holiday Earth Day draws attention to nature. The day creates awareness among young people worldwide and helps them make sustainable and environmentally conscious choices.

Where can I find the Earth Day Quiz?

During Earth Day, you can participate in the Earth Day Quiz on the organization's website. Test your knowledge about the earth and learn about different ways you can make your lifestyle more sustainable. Google also comes up with its own Earth Day quiz on this day. Click on the Google logo to participate.

What is the theme of Earth Day 2023?

The theme of Earth Day in 2023 is 'Invest in our Planet'. With this theme, the organization aims to inform people about the various ways in which individuals can do something for the planet. Check out the organization's website and learn more about this special day.

How will you celebrate Earth Day? Let us know via our Sneakerjagers Instagram account.