What is Earth Day, when is it celebrated and why? Here we answer these questions and tell you what you can do to celebrate it.
Concepts such as ecotourism, conscious feeding and conservation are heard daily in the media and on social networks. Secondary students, university students and professionals from various fields are concerned about the future of the planet. Some stop eating meat, others choose to recycle their garbage and there are those who simply do not buy plastic products anymore. Yes, there are people aware of the impact that human beings have on the planet and who try to do something about it, but they are not the majority.
In response to the use and abuse of natural resources by people, is that the United Nations declared April 22nd as the International Day of Mother Earth.
What is celebrated on Mother Earth Day?
According to the UN, the International Day of Mother Earth is celebrated "to remember that the planet and its ecosystems give us life and sustenance" The organization seeks with this day to assume "collective responsibility, as the Rio Declaration of 1992 reminded us , to foster this harmony with nature and Mother Earth. "
How was Mother Earth day born?
Mother Earth Day was declared only ten years ago, on April 22, 2009, but its roots come from almost 5 decades ago. In 1970 an environmental movement began in the United States where 20 million students, professors, and citizens took to the streets to demand the creation of policies that take care of the environment. At that time it was called Earth Day, a name that evolved to Mother Earth Day when the United Nations Organization renamed it in honor of the concept that various countries use to refer to the planet and the species that inhabit it.
How to celebrate the Mother Earth day?
- Reduce, recycle and reuse throughout the year
Turn off the lights when you are not using them, do not waste water and avoid the consumption of products packed in plastic and cans. Find the closest recycling points to your home and deposit where appropriate cartons, cans, glass, plastic containers and everything you have not been able to reuse in your home.
- Recycling, reusing, making compost, avoiding the use of plastic containers, reducing the consumption of electricity and save the water are only some things you can do to celebrate this day throughout the year.
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