Earth Day 2020
It is very coincidental that my new website was created on the 50th Anniversary of Earth day, April 22nd 2020.
By way of history, Earth Day began on April 22nd, 1970 in the USA. It was a way to raise awareness for the protection of our environment; that is clean air, clean water, and protection of endangered species. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) was created on that day. Many countries followed suit and adopted similar principles. The historic Paris Agreement on climate change was signed on Earth Day 2016.
Care For The Earth
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action. It represents the future of humanity and provides life support for all living systems on the planet. It is essential for our world to remain habitable and functioning.
Despite the introduction of EPA, over the past 50 years, our planet is continuing to suffer immeasurably. This is due to loss of biodiversity, climate change, increased plastic pollution, wildlife extinction, loss of wildness and forest areas, factory pollution, increased use of pesticides, toxic chemical waste, rising sea levels, oil spills, and wildfires.
The world needs us to protect and restore it, and we need the world as a safe haven for us to live in now and for future generations.
What can we do, and how can we serve our planet Earth?
This year due to Covid-19 we are unable to make any changes due to isolation, but we can make more effort at home to responsibly reuse, reduce, and recycle. Now is a good time to teach young children how to make a difference to save our world for us and future generations.
Once the pandemic is over and life returns to what we all hope will be a ‘new and more caring for our environment normal’, we can all make significant changes to our world.
Due to Covid-19 Earth Day 2020 has gone digital this year. Please check out the following link to learn more about Earth Day and how we can all make significant changes in our lives for the greater good of our world. The following link https://www.earthday.org has many ideas to inspire you to learn about our environment and how to protect it!
We must raise our awareness of the finite resources we are using, which includes electricity, water, food, plastic, packaging, water bottles, single-use items (plates, cups, cutlery). Travel, explore, and enjoy the wonderful destinations in our world. But do so with consideration of our planet Earth. No littering by disposing of litter thoughtfully into designated bins or taking it home to dispose of. Protect fragile habitats by staying on the designated paths to avoid trampling over fragile native flora. Do not disturb wildlife by artificially feeding, luring, invading their environment, and going too close.
Earth Day is a time for us all to reflect on the current world situation and understand what the Earth does for us. We all must think of ways we can work better as individuals, and part of a group to support the Earth for future generations for all inhabitants.
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