TODAY’S PREVENTION WILL BE TOMORROW’S FUTURE
We as humans have a natural tendency to honor the people we love. It gives us great pleasure to make people feel they are appreciated for the work they do. We make sure that is a person is really valued through certain sessions and events. We celebrate Valentine’s Day to convey to our partners about the immense love we have for them. We celebrate the Father’s day for celebrate the relentless efforts they put in and we celebrate Mother’s Day to acknowledge to and celebrate all the struggles they have to go through and just to let them know how much we love them. As much as we love our mothers we do certainly love our Mother Nature too and hence every year we celebrate the World Earth Day just to celebrate the beauty of the mother Earth and draw people’s attention towards the global environmental issues that we may have to tackle.
The “Earth Day” has been celebrated by many countries decade before the introduction of “International Mother Earth Day.” Gaylord Nelson – the senator of California took the initiative of celebrating the Earth Day back in 1969. On January 28, 1969, there was an oil spill on the coast of California. It caused in massive destruction in the marine natural life in the area resulting in deaths of the marine animals which counted up to thousands. This invoked Senator to take some actions on the situation. He called in a forum to discuss the issues and the impacts and the first session was attended by almost 20 million people.
Similarly, the UNCED (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) was hosted by the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from 3rd to 14th June. In this conference, the agenda and the Rio Declaration was adopted by 178 countries. The year 2008 was declared as the “International Year of Planet Earth.” The day was adopted with a view to promoting the education of earth sciences, acknowledging its importance in sustainable development. Bolivia under it’s then-President Eva Morales Ayama introduced a resolution to celebrate 22nd April as “International Mother Earth Day.” The resolution was backed by over 50 member states and was adopted by the UN general assembly on 22nd April 2009. The inaugural function was celebrated in 2010 since then it is celebrated worldwide.
Our Earth is the only planet that we know of where life exists and it’s already on the verge of climatic problems which can lead to global destruction. We often talk about Global warming, depletion of ozone layers which are the major concerns in terms of protecting the environment. Issues like the usage of plastics depleting sea life reducing all sorts of pollution are also the ones which need to be highlighted. This earth day let’s take a pledge to do our bit in creating and maintaining a cleaner greener and a healthier environment not only for us but also the generations to come!