Earth Week 2023 in Queenstown New Zealand
This week is Earth Week, leading into Earth Day this Saturday. Queenstown is our beautiful home and backyard, and we welcome you all to ‘come, stay, and play’ with us. We love our town, and we are delighted to share it with you. We would also like to take this opportunity to broaden your learning on what Earth Week means and the intended outcome intended by dedicating a week to greater education about what actions we can take to make a difference to a sustainable future.
What is Earth Week?
Earth Week is an annual event starting on April 16th and finishing on Earth Day on April 22nd. It is a focused time to raise further awareness about the state of the environment and the need for environmental protection. Earth Week events and activities vary widely, but they typically focus on promoting sustainability, reducing waste, and protecting natural resources. Many organisations and individuals use Earth Week as an opportunity to launch new environmental initiatives, such as community clean-up events, educational programs, and public awareness campaigns. Earth Week aims to create impactful awareness and inspire all of us with profiled examples of what real action looks like to protect our environment and our planet and what we can do as individuals, families and communities to create a more sustainable future.
How Does New Zealand Celebrate Earth Week?
New Zealand celebrates Earth Week in various ways, focusing on environmental conservation and sustainability. Some of the common activities during Earth Week in New Zealand include:
1. Clean-up events: Many local communities and organizations organize clean-up events, such as beach clean-ups, park clean-ups, and litter collection drives.
2. Planting trees: Tree planting is a popular activity during Earth Week in New Zealand, as it helps to restore natural habitats, prevent erosion, and combat climate change.
3. Educational programs: Many schools, universities, and community groups organize educational programs on environmental topics, such as climate change, renewable energy, and waste reduction.
4. Recycling initiatives: Earth Week is an excellent time to promote recycling and reduce waste. Many local councils and businesses organize recycling drives and encourage people to recycle more.
5. Sustainable living: Earth Week is also an excellent time to promote sustainable living practices, such as using reusable bags, reducing energy consumption, and eating local and seasonal foods.
Overall, Earth Week in New Zealand is a time for people to come together and take action to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future.
How Can I Support Earth Week From Home?
There are many ways to support Earth Week from home, even if you cannot participate in organised events or activities. Here are some suggestions:
1. Reduce energy consumption: Turn off lights and unplug your electronics when they are not in use to save energy.
2. Use reusable products: Use reusable bags, water bottles, and food containers to reduce waste.
3. Eat sustainably: Eat plant-based meals or locally sourced foods to reduce your carbon footprint.
4. Support environmental organizations: Consider donating to an environmental organization that aligns with your values.
5. Plant a garden: Planting a garden with native plants can help support local ecosystems and biodiversity.
6. Reduce, reuse, recycle: Follow the three Rs by reducing your consumption, reusing items whenever possible, and recycling materials that can be recycled.
7. Educate yourself and others: Take the time to learn about environmental issues and share what you know with others to raise awareness and inspire action.
Remember, your small actions can make a 'world' of difference. By making changes in your own life and, setting an example to others, being supportive of friends and family in their efforts, you can help positively impact the environment.
For more information on the people driving change in our community of Queenstown, head over to, and support, Sustainable Queenstown Lakes Community.