April 22nd: International Earth Mother Day

It’s International  Mother Earth Day today.

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated globally to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. If the Earth and it’s ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance, then the best we can do is to take care of Mother Earth. Isn’t it?

Earth day also recognizes a collective responsibility, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

The theme for  International Mother Earth Day 2017 is “Environmental & Climate Literacy“.

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Do you know that our earth can be in a threat? Are you aware of some environmental threats facing our society right now?  At least, you would observe that the weather is getting hotter globally. This a concern to humanity because the earth is our home. How can we take care of our earth? Here is a list of some biggest threat to our environment.

  • Climate Change
  • Deforestation
  • Pollution
  • Loss of Biodiversity
  • Melting Polar Ice caps and rising Sea Levels
  • Oceanic Dead Zone
  • Explosive population growth

Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.

Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.

Source

Inhabitat

United Nations

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