The 5th of June marks World Environment Day 2021, raising awareness about environment conservation as well as taking better actions to fight climate change. The theme of Ecosystem Restoration this year strives to highlight the importance of our World’s Ecosystems and the urgency there is to restore them. Our ecosystems are the foundation of all life on earth. We must nourish these systems to work towards a healthier planet and healthier people.
World Environment Day coincides with the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: An appeal to everyone- governments, organisations, people- to come together and do our part in restoring our planet. This global mission will run through to 2030, aiming to ‘prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change, and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.’
Origin Green and Ecosystem Restoration:
There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now.
Acting will lead to healthier ecosystems, richer biodiversity, more fertile soils and providing nature and people with a more sustainable future. Our Origin Green Members understand this and undertake a series of biodiversity enhancing actions that contribute to restoring our ecosystems. Origin Green members have established a total of 106 biodiversity targets comprising of 499 initiatives. The most popular biodiversity initiative among members is habitat development and protection initiatives, which focus on developing new wildlife habitat on members’ sites or on community lands. These initiatives may involve the development of a wetland site or planting to create new habitats. The planting is reflected by members establishing hedgerow development and protection initiatives, as well as planting 9261 trees across their sites.
Other actions that Origin Green members take to contribute to #GenerationRestoration include:
- Participating in environmental schemes
- Establishing designated wildlife habitat areas
- Working towards the combat of Invasive Species
Origin Green and the UNSDG’s
Origin Green’s strong alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals provides a catalyst for change as Goal 15 aims to ‘Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.’ We are taking action to Reimagine, Recreate and Restore our Ecosystems.
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