International Mother Earth Day, or simply Earth Day, was created to promote awareness of the importance of sustainable development. The minutes of April 22 were instituted by the United Nations (UN) in 2009, with the objective of encouraging country governments, UN bodies, civil society, non-governmental organizations and other entities to develop awareness about the importance of preservation of the environment.
Usually in my lectures I always joke or pun with Planet Earth, a name that can only have been given by irony or joke, because our planet is actually Water. Or Ocean would also be more technically correct than Earth. But as they say, what counts is the intention, and this is certainly one of the best! “Mother Earth” or “Pacha Mama” is a common expression in many countries and regions to identify the planet, says the Earth Day creation resolution.
In 2016, Earth Day was chosen as the opening date of the period for signatures to ratify the Paris Agreement. Completed in the previous year, the text provides for joint global efforts to combat climate change through sustainable development
Watch below the UN message for Earth Day last year:
The UN recommends for this earth day, to attend the discussions, events and actions developed by the official website of the event: earthday.org. Engage in voluntary activities to preserve the environment, participate in actions as a citizen scientist or even seek to monitor and evaluate issues such as air quality and plastic pollution in the area where you are.
Not sure what to do and want to help Divers for Sharks? Get in touch with us at email@example.com and tell us where you live, what you think you can do on your beach, school, street or college, that we will try to help format some action.
And take the opportunity to adopt a virtual shark here: www.diversforsharks. You will make the difference on this day not only for the land but also for the waters, seas, oceans, sharks and all marine life!
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