Saturday, 22 April 2017

Earth Day

Earth Day is annually celebrated on the 22nd of April. It is observed all over the world and several events are held to support Mother Nature. This day commenced in 1970 and is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Rallies, conferences, outdoor activities, and service projects occur. It places the spotlight on the threats the planet face as well as what an individual and communities can do to protect our beautiful Earth. On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, as well as 120 other countries, and it was a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

A march of science will take place and several communities celebrate Earth Week, comprising of an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world currently faces.

The essence of this critical environment day is to encourage people across the world to be more environmentally friendly.

So, what can you do?
·         Promote understanding of important environmental issues so that more people are aware of the critical actions we need to take to protect our environment.
·         Commit yourself to service on or around Earth Day by planting trees, participating in a beach clean-up, or help your local community garden.
·         Or simply take a walk in nature
·         Participate in recycling activities
·         Appreciate Mother Nature and all she does for us!