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RSB celebrates World Environment Day 2022

In our universe, there are billions of galaxies.
In our galaxy, there are billions of solar system.
But in our solar system, there is only one Earth.

This was the message of World Environment Day 2022 – a global event led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that has grown to be the largest platform for environmental awareness, with millions of people engaging to celebrate the planet.

But what does this all mean at a time at a time when we are face numerous environmental crises, all multiplied by the threat of climate change?

At RSB, we know the seriousness of the situation. That’s why we do the work we do – driving the just and sustainable transition to a bio-based and circular economy. RSB’s sustainability framework has been co-developed with our membership community to provide a robust and credible foundation for addressing these problems, and we use this foundation to implement new projects, build new knowledge and create new solutions that equip key decision-makers to deliver positive impacts for people and the planet.

As UNEP says in its World Environment Day video:
“Humanity has come together before to prevent environmental catastrophes. We have helped repair the ozone layer. We’ve restored millions of hectares of land and marine ecosystems, protecting thousands of species. And we have banned dangerous pollutants. Saving countless lives. Let those victories be the torches that ignite more action and illuminate the path to a world in which we are once again at peace with nature.”

But in this digital age that has us so removed from the natural world, perhaps we need to fall in love with the Earth again too?

At RSB, we are passionate about the work we do because we are passionate about the planet and the people on it. And so, on World Environment Day 2022, we asked the RSB Secretariat to share some photos of themselves out in nature – whether that be on the mountain slopes, in the jungles, along the coast or anywhere else.

For a few examples, see below…

Nicola Noponen in an English Country garden, UK.
Alex Ehrenhaus in a subtropical mountain forest in South America called Yungas (an Aymara word meaning “Warm Lands”).
Hannah Walker in the Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, situated in the Cederberg Mountain Range, South Africa.
Carolina Grassi in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.
Elena Schmidt on the cold and icy coastline of Alaska, USA.
Arianna Baldo in the outback at Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) in the middle of Australia.

To inspire you to both fall back in love with nature, and can get involved to protect it, see below for some helpful links:

  • Click here for a practical guide to living sustainably in harmony with nature.
  • Click here to read how policymakers can promote sustainable lifestyles to protect the planet.
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