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22 April 2021 International Mother Earth Day: Restore Our Earth

Apoorva Chakravarty
22 April 2021 International Mother Earth Day: Restore Our Earth

“The Earth is what we all have in common” — Wendell Berry

But we take our planet for granted, why? Because somehow over the generations, in the pursuit of development we forgot a crucial truth, ‘some damages can not be repaired.’

The United Nations announced many observing days since its conception. One of them being 22 April, every year on the same day the whole world comes together to recognize, International Mother Earth Day.

The first International Mother Earth Day was observed in 1970. Since then, with new themes to focus on, we have been celebrating Mother Earth in all its glory. "Restore Our Earth" is the theme for the year 2021.

“Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Australian fires, heat records and the worst locust invasion in Kenya. Now we face COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic link to the health of our ecosystem. This International Mother Earth Day, we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet.” — The United Nations

We have to keep learning and teaching about our planet, especially to the younger generations. Just like ‘A small pebble in the water can create the ripple effect’ similarly, teaching the children today about the atrocities of humans against nature, might help build a better tomorrow.

It is the teachings of the teacher who went the extra mile to explain something, that stays with the students. This International Mother Earth Day, do not just tell students what day it is but take some time to explain the changes Earth has been going through and what might happen if we do not restore the balance.

earthday.org has been having a 3 day (20-22 April) online event for the citizens of Earth to participate and learn more about our planet.

Check out their event at https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/

 

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