Each year, the world celebrates International Mother Earth Day 2018 on April 22. Established in 2009, the day promotes awareness about our planet by encouraging action on preserving its environment and the species that live on it. The theme for 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution.” To get inspiration on this important subject, we have compiled a list of 12 inspriging websites to celebrate Mother Earth Day 2018 that provide information on reducing the use of plastic, showcase innovative projects, and encourage the global community to take action.12 Inspiring Websites to Celebrate Mother Earth Day 2018Scientists, environmentalists, governments, development workers, and enthusiasts have been hard at work to reduce the use of plastic around the world. However, the task is not that simple. It requires a shift in the global culture of convenience and disposable goods. Here are some websites that can provide ideas and inspiration for a plastic-free world.1. My Plastic Free LifeWhat if you could take one step at a time to reduce the amount of plastic you use on a daily basis? With this article containing a 100 steps to a plastic-free life, you can! Start with things that are easy, like bringing your own grocery bags or giving up bottled water.2. Store Food without PlasticWellness Mama, a site dedicated to healthier family living, shares some tips on the ways that we can store food without the need for plastic containers or wrap. Check out the site for other articles on reducing plastic use as well.3. Plastic-free Grocery ShoppingA grocery store in the Netherlands took the plunge offering over 700 products without any plastic packaging. At Ekoplaza, shoppers can find snacks, yogurt, cereals, sauces, and other products. Look in your area. Can you find something similar?4. Plastic Bottles AlternativesChange is hard when we are used to using something in particular. But plastic bottles are terrible for the environment and can even be bad for your health. The great news is that there are plenty of alternatives to plastic bottles as suggested in this article from Wellness Mama.5. Documentaries on Mother EarthSometimes, it’s hard to commit to a cause when we are not sure why we are doing it. The best way to learn about plastic waste is to watch a few documentaries on the subject and see for yourself the detrimental effects that it can have. Mother Earth News offers a few options in this article.6. Inspirational QuotesWhether you are looking to get inspired yourself or want to spread the word, these 12 quotes are wonderful ways to do so. If you do want to get the conversation going, why not share these on Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media platform that you enjoy using?7. Events and Activities at EarthDay.orgA global movement, Mother Earth Day 2018 will host a number of events and activities around the world. Not only can you get involved directly by participating on-site, but you can also be part of the online events or actively promote the day in your area.8. Learn about Earth DayInternational Mother Earth Day was established by the United Nations in 2009. As such, the UN website contains plenty of information about the day, its purpose, who works towards Earth preservation, and the background of why this type of awareness is so important.9. Plastic Pollution Coalition“Refuse Single-use Plastic” is the motto of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. This coalition brings together individuals, governments, businesses and other organizations in the fight against plastic pollution. Whether you want to be a part of it or would just like to have some more information about plastic pollution, their site is a great place to start.10. Get Inspired by this 15-year oldThere is no limit on the passion that different generations feel for our planet. For example, Hanna Testa founded an environmental advocacy organization at just 15! Read this article about her initiative or visit her website.11. Look into the FutureLearn about the active steps that policy-makers are taking to reduce the utilization of single-use plastic. Europe, for example, is aiming to prohibit its use by 2030, while Asia is also making strides.12. Stay on Top of the Latest NewsIf you would like to be aware of the latest developments in the battle against plastic pollution, then this website should keep you up to date. Not only will you have access to the latest news, but it also includes information about recent campaigns, events, and publications.Raptim’s Initiative to Help Mother EarthWith these 12 inspiring websites to celebrate Mother Earth Day 2018 we hope you will be motivated to join this movement. Like you, Raptim wants to help Mother Earth as well. In the travel industry, CO2 emissions are a relevant pollution. Raptim is one of the front-runners when it comes to sustainable travel. This means limiting the effects of CO2 emissions. As a humanitarian travel organization, we operate in a sector which has relatively high CO2 emissions. Nonetheless, we try to help those traveling in the most socially responsible way possible. Raptim has looked into integrating CO2 compensation as part of their emissions management strategy. Have a look at this video to or read this article about our point-of-view regarding CO2 emissions, compensation, and offsetting.Let Us Help YouWe at Raptim believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. Therefore we devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world by being a genuine global travel organization. Please contact our experienced staff via diverse means of communication at any given time. Use our quick address locator to contact your nearest Raptim office should you have any questions. 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