Why celebrate earth day?
Throughout the year we celebrate many different days, children's day, mother's day, forest day, biodiversity day, earth day! But why? What sense do these celebrations have?
Some may seem like simple consumerist excuses to buy more and more every day, but we must keep in mind that many of these days were institutionalized to make situations visible and sensitize people about important issues. To draw the attention of the media and governments to the relevance of the hundreds of problems that are still unresolved, to talk about them and put them on the table as important discussion topics that require immediate and recurring actions.
The earth is our home, the only one we have for now , and it is our responsibility to take care of it and protect all those who inhabit it, and today, April 22, is a perfect day to remember this.
As established by the UN “ Mother Earth clearly asks us to act. The oceans fill with plastics and become more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and flooding, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, have affected millions of people .” If we don't become aware today, tomorrow will be too late.
The history of Earth Day
But... What do we celebrate on Earth Day?
The Living Planet Index detects a global average decline of 68% of the nearly 21,000 populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish studied between 1970 and 2016.
A healthy planet is the only thing that can guarantee a healthy future for all. The Living Planet 2020 report heralds that we are reaching a limit, time is running out and the current crisis is either becoming an opportunity to fuel a green renaissance or a complete loss of ecosystem functions that support all forms of life.
Every day is Earth Day, let's not forget, but dates like these allow us to remember that we must work for their well-being , care and ensure their protection, today is the day to commit ourselves to take action for a better planet, let's remember Today more than ever we need a change.
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