With nature and weather taking a huge role in the production of fresh produce, we’re celebrating the incredible gifts afforded to us by the Earth.
In unprecedented circumstances, we’re joining others from around the globe in celebrating World Earth Day digitally!
What is Earth Day?
2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day which was a combined response to a planet in crisis with oil spills, smog and rivers so polluted that they poisoned wildlife and literally caught fire.
The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognised as the planet’s largest civic event. In response to COVID-19, you’re invited to participate online and can do so live.
EarthDay.org have highlighted several ways that we can support the continued health of our planet including:
- The great global (solo) cleanup which commits to cleaning our planet one piece at a time. While on your allotted daily exercise why not try and pick up any litter that you may see along the way.
- Join us Wednesday, April 22 (5PM GMT) to ‘Sound the Call for Climate Action’. Following Coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing measures, people across the globe are invited to show unity for climate action from home. Show your support by publicly ringing bells, clapping and signaling to the world that now is the time to act on climate issues.
- Individuals globally are also being asked to sign the Endangered Species Act to ensure that it remains the way it was originally written.
- Share your inspirational imagery of the Earth and nature through the hashtags #HopeForEarth and #EarthDay2020
We’re celebrating Earth Day…
On farms in Colombia avocado flowers are pollinated by insects, so honey bee hives are brought into the orchard in the flowering season to assist with the process. Bees are nurtured on farm to make sure that the trees are pollinated naturally.
We’ll be sharing a few of our favourite pictures of nature across social media to mark the occasion.
The Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 17th in the 2020 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new and traditional varieties of grapes and citrus alongside melons, pineapples, limes, avocados and kiwi.