Sustainability Day 2022

Four puzzle pieces, each one representing a sustainability icon

Sustainability Day gives the world the opportunity to become more familiar with this topic. This date is celebrated every year in October and aims to encourage people to rethink how we live and consider sustainability in their daily lives.


In 1969, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the US introduced the idea of sustainable development due to specific environmental issues that were of concern at the time. In 1987, the UN Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ This is still the prevalent definition of sustainability within corporate and national ESG strategy and reporting.

Why is there a Sustainability Day?

Sustainability is not a subject we occasionally hear about or only present in certain political discourses. Quite the opposite, it has become clear that without achieving sustainable development, we endanger the future of our planet and, thus, our species. Sustainability is a topic of concern to everyone, which should continue to be promoted and supported.

Sustainability Day is essential to encourage people to learn more about sustainability and how they can participate in it. Sustainability day is not just another ‘green’ day but has a very clear goal. It intends to inspire and motivate young people to take action and reflect on their future. On this date, people and young generations gather to discuss future plans and find ways to become more sustainable.


How can you celebrate this day?

There are infinite ways in which you can contribute to Sustainability Day. An excellent way to start is by simply rethinking some of your habits and replacing them with more sustainable ones. Here are a few ideas of things you can do to take part in this important celebration:

Take a bike or public transport instead of your car.
Check if the brands you like are taking action to support sustainability.
Be mindful of your water consumption. Water is a precious and scarce resource. Protect it! You can find out more by reading about UN SDG 6.
If you are shopping today, try to buy second-hand or make sure you buy locally to reduce transport and support your local community.
Opt out of junk mail and save paper.
When it comes to waste, recycle and reuse as much as possible
Replace single-use plastics, such as plastic straws and bottles, with permanent alternatives you can reuse.
Donate your clothes to charity instead of throwing them away. Fast fashion and fashion waste are massive environmental problems. By giving your old clothes away, you avoid creating new waste and spare someone else from buying new clothes.

There are virtually no limits to how you can support Sustainability Day and become more sustainable yourself. At Modulex, we encourage our readers, customers, and employees to participate in this important day and find new sustainable habits they can share with others.


Erik Sørensen Ruiz

Environmental and Partnership Manager

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