Earth Day, officially known as International Mother Earth Day, occurs every year on April 22nd.
The celebration of Mother Nature helps to highlight to the world’s population and governments the dangers facing our ecosystems due to the improper use of their natural resources.
Why is Earth Day celebrated?
International Mother Earth Day was born from the organization of prominent North American environmentalists who could foresee that the massive and uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources would affect the health and lives of all human beings.
Why is Mother Earth-Day celebrated on April 22?
On April 22, 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic U.S. Senator, along with other groups, organized a mass demonstration to demand the protection and safeguarding of the natural resources that the Earth provides.
Nelson recognized that the U.S. government did not care about the indiscriminate exploitation of resources. Also used the rise of the student movements that had emerged from the convulsive decade of the 1960s to direct his protest at the nation’s universities and study centers.
Gaylord Nelson, who chose April 22 as the date for the protest, and Julian Koening, his collaborator in organizing the demonstrations, gave it the name Earth Day, which quickly became popular.
It was the most opportune time to engage students in discussion about Mother Nature’s environmental problems and, in this way, solidify the urgent debate about possible solutions for them.
Meaning and importance of Mother Earth-Day
Earth Day was created to recognize the urgent need for each and every inhabitant of this planet to address the ecological imbalance we have created through the mismanagement of natural resources.
The celebration of the day of our Pachamama:
- makes us reflect
- consider that our small daily choices
- conservation and reuse of resources.
How can we take care of Mother Earth?
There are a myriad of options you can undertake from home to help reuse your plastic containers or organic waste.
The use of composts to feed your garden soil or plants is much healthier for our Mother Nature than chemical products.
Plastic shopping bags can be replaced with cloth bags. If you don’t manage to do this, at least try to always use the same bags.
If you have children, the best way to help the Earth is to teach them little things about nature and its conservation. Children lead by example, and if you teach them to conserve water when bathing or brushing their teeth, you’re already making a difference.
Currently, the viral competition #Trashtag Challenge is booming. This includes photographing a public place full of trash, cleaning it up, and then uploading the photo to social media. It’s a way to raise awareness among your friends and acquaintances about how important this is to the health of our beautiful planet.