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Celebrate Earth Day: Embrace Positive Change

by Jessika Guy of The Green Hair Spa

celebrate earth day and embrace positive change | Jessica Guy | Green Hair Spa

Let’s celebrate earth day and embrace positive change, while looking forward!

As Earth Day approaches, it’s a time to reflect on our planet’s beauty and the importance of preserving it for future generations. Despite the challenges we face, there’s reason for optimism as we witness positive changes taking place around the globe.

One significant development is the increasing shift towards renewable energy sources. In 2023 alone, global renewable energy capacity grew by a remarkable 10.3%, with solar and wind power leading the charge. This shift not only reduces our dependence on fossil fuels but also mitigates the harmful effects of climate change.

Another heartening trend is the growing awareness and action around plastic pollution. Communities, businesses, and governments are implementing measures to reduce single-use plastics and promote recycling. According to recent data, plastic waste entering the ocean has decreased by 10% in the past two years, signalling a promising step towards cleaner oceans and healthier marine life.

Furthermore, reforestation efforts are gaining momentum worldwide. From the Amazon rainforest to the African Savanna, initiatives are underway to restore degraded lands and protect biodiversity. In 2023, over 15 million hectares of forests were restored globally, providing crucial habitats for wildlife and helping to combat deforestation.

Closer to home, individuals are embracing sustainable lifestyles like never before. Whether it’s adopting plant-based diets, reducing water consumption, or opting for eco-friendly transportation, every small action adds up to make a positive impact on our planet.

As we celebrate Earth Day this year, let’s draw inspiration from these achievements and recommit ourselves to protecting our planet. Together, we have the power to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all living beings. So let’s continue to innovate, advocate, and take action, not just on Earth Day, but every day, for the well-being of our planet and all its inhabitants.

Happy Earth Day!


Jessika Guy of The Green Hair Spa is a hairstylist, salon owner, green beauty enthusiast, nature lover & self-care advocate.

After 20+ years in the beauty industry, I have seen lots of trends come and go, but one thing that never goes out of style is confidence. As an active member of the downtown Stratford Business sector, I have seen firsthand how collaboration over competition can bring communities together and create a better place to live, work and play.

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