World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day, a vital day to recognise and appreciate how much we all rely on nature and the creatures that inhabit it. From the mightiest of trees to the smallest of critters, each living organism plays a crucial role in maintaining the biodiversity of our planet. 

This World Environment Day we have partnered with our principal partner Citi Australia to highlight ways in which you can reduce your environmental impact. 

Although we may not be able to turn back time, we can take simple steps and make simple changes that can help us make peace with the world around us.

Honoring this year's theme #generationrestoration the library of videos showcased below feature individual members of the Taronga community who play a fundamental role in advocating for the environment. 

Why you should say NO to single-use plastics!


Since its establishment in 1984, the Taronga Wildlife Hospital has seen more than 300 marine turtles admitted due to plastic related illnesses. 

Remember! One single single-use item that you use in your lives will last forever in our oceans.

Make the simple change and choose to reuse. By switching out your coffee cup for a keep cup or plastic straw for a reusable metal straw.

It's as simple as that. 

Why you should eat more veggies!


Research has shown that red meat can be up to 35 times more damaging to the environment than a bowl of vegetables. This is due to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated as well as the amount of water and land used for production.

This World Environment Day why not get creative in the kitchen and make the pledge to include two vegetarian meals a week! 

Make our wildlife feel at home!


The recent bushfire crisis had a devastating impact not only on our captivating wildlife but also the land which they call home. 

Although cacti and succulents seem to be all the rage, next time you find yourself with a green thumb why not pick a native plant instead? 

Not only will it act as a food source for our wonderful wildlife, but in time could also offer shelter.

Swap the car for the bike!


If the sun is shining why not plan a weekend where you either swap the car for the bike or only take public transport? These small behaviour changes can have a massive impact on your carbon footprint!

Immerse yourself in nature!


Immerse yourself and fall in love with the natural world around you. In Australia, we are blessed with some of the most remarkable National Parks and wild landscapes on the planet This World Environment Day get out and explore the wonders around you! Whether that is going for a hike or bracing the cool waters for a winter swim. The opportunities are endless!