Earth Day 2024

22 April, 2024

Earth Day serves as a chance to honour and celebrate our great planet and to remind ourselves of the importance of sustainability and environmental conservation to encourage us to come together and act towards a healthier planet and a brighter future for all!

This Earth Day 2024, we at the Marsh Charitable Trust want to highlight the organisations that we have supported in their impactful work in caring for and preserving the world around us.

The Trust has a relationship with several organisations through the grants programme who work to improve the environment through producing important research and working to protect the natural world.

For example, the Marine Conservation Society, who we have supported for over 20 years, is the UK’s leading marine conservation charity, protecting our precious seas, oceans, and marine wildlife. Their mission to achieve a cleaner, better, protected and healthier ocean that we can all enjoy aligns seamlessly with the goals that Earth Day incorporates.

Another great organisation doing impactful work is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. As the largest nature conservation charity in Europe, the RSPB works to protect bird and wildlife across the UK and beyond through consistently delivering successful conservation.

The Trust is also partnered with several organisations through our Awards scheme, who recognise the impact made by individuals in their efforts to better the planet.

Fauna & Flora International’s work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries. They proudly stand up for biodiversity and aim to show just how relevant it is to all of those who share the planet. We work with Fauna and Flora International to help celebrate and highlight the work achieved by inspirational individuals, across the globe to preserve and protect its threatened biodiversity.

Past awardees include:

Heydi Yessenia Salazar Andino, for the Marsh Award for Marine Conservation Leadership in 2023. Heydi has worked as a research and field technician, training staff on the protocols of the conservation of turtles nesting on beaches and their safe release into the ocean.

Yufang Gao for the Marsh Award for Terrestrial Conservation Leadership in 2016. Yufang has worked tirelessly to unravel the China-bound ivory trade, through extensive fieldwork and is now the Executive Director of the Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Centre, an innovative public-private partnership to save the iconic snow leopard in Tibet.

Rafid Shidqi for the Marsh Award for Early Career Conservation in 2021. Rafid works to protect endangered shark and sting ray species, while finding sustainable solutions for communities who depend on the sharks for their livelihood.

To find out more about Earth Day and how you can contribute to their great work, visit their website: https://www.earthday.org/