World Earth Day 2023: We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, We have borrowed it for our children!
World Earth Day 2023: Earth has enough for everyone’s needs but not enough for everyone’s greed. It is the sole thing which all living beings have in common and we as a human do share a responsibility towards it. 22nd April every year marks World Earth day. It was started in year 1970 and since then every year we all celebrate Earth Day to demonstrate support for environment protection. Interestingly, the day is celebrated in 193 countries including India.
It’s high time now that we realize the importance that this day holds and strive to make the world a better place for all of us to be in. Every person can make a difference, and no deed is too small to matter.
Here are a few astonishing facts about Earth, have a look:
* Earth has three trillion trees- that is beyond our imagination
* We have recently discovered homo naledi, that once survived on the earth
* Do you know unicorns and humans once co – existed? Actually it is unbelievable
* And sadly a lot of species have become extinct
Currently, the planet is undergoing climate change due to global warming and greenhouse effect and we human beings are responsible for this destruction. The unbearable heat and less rainfall are all results of climatic change. Here are few things that we all should do to render our part:
There are 5 ways in which you can make World a better place
- Use less paper
Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate. Conserve the trees by conserving paper. Send email instead of a letter. Type direction into your cell phone instead of writing them down.
- Drive Less
Even the use of hybrid vehicles contributes to carbon emissions, greenhouse gases and reduced air quality. Take a moment to consider how you can use your personal vehicle less. You could carpool or take public transportation to work.
- Conserve Water
Taking long showers and letting the water run as you brush your teeth are indulgences that negatively impact our world. Try to limit your water usage by timing how long you‘ll have the water running.
- Volunteer your Time at Local Schools
Whether you have a school-age child or not, children are the future of this world. Spend time helping them reach their potential by tutoring, mentoring or taking part in after school programs.
- Donate to Clean water charities
A large portion of the world is without fresh drinking water. Educate yourself about the drought epidemic, and make the world a better place by donating to organizations and charities helping to fight against the lack of clean water around the globe.
Consume Consciously to save Mother Earth
Do you know the world could run out of rain forests by 2100, food by 2050, fish by 2048, and water by 2040? The way our greed and ignorance is consuming, we would soon need another planet to satisfy our needs.
Over consumerism is creating havoc for the environment and natural resources. The growing population and their rising demands have resulted in depletion of natural resources, increased carbon dioxide emissions, pollution, climate change, and extinction of other living beings, etc.
Let us take a look at the Earth Day 2023 theme and significance.
This year, the theme for World Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.”
Investing in our planet means taking action to protect our natural resources, reduce our carbon footprint, and promote sustainable living. It also means recognizing that our actions today have a direct impact on the health and well-being of future generations.
The effects of climate change are already being felt around the world. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and sea level rise are just some of the consequences of our continued reliance on fossil fuels and unsustainable practices. If we do not take action now, these impacts will only get worse, leading to more widespread environmental and social disruption.
The theme for World Earth Day 2023 emphasizes the importance of investing in the planet in order to prevent further damage to our environment. This includes investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and conservation efforts.
Clean energy is an essential component of a sustainable future. Renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, and hydro power can help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in clean energy can also create new job opportunities and stimulate economic growth.
Sustainable transportation is another area where investment can make a significant impact. Transportation accounts for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions, so promoting alternatives to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles is crucial. This includes expanding public transportation, encouraging cycling and walking, and investing in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
Conservation efforts are also essential for protecting our planet’s biodiversity and preserving ecosystems. Investing in conservation can include protecting endangered species, preserving forests, wetlands, and promoting sustainable agriculture and fishing practices.
Investing in our planet is not just a matter of protecting the environment, it is also about safeguarding our health and well-being. Air pollution, water pollution, and toxic chemicals can all have serious impacts on human health. By investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and conservation efforts, we can create a healthier and more resilient future for ourselves and the future generations.
World Earth Day 2023 is an important opportunity to highlight the urgent need for investment in our planet. From clean energy to sustainable transportation to conservation efforts, there are many ways we can take to protect the environment and promote a sustainable future. By working together and investing in our planet, we can ensure a healthier and more prosperous future for ourselves and for generations to come.
So this Earth Day we take a pledge to save our mother from destruction.
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