“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” —John James Audubon

EARTH DAY

Fifty years ago millions of people took to the streets demanding the government to protect the planet.  It was earmarked as the largest civic movement until today…

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and life-support systems that make our world habitable.  Every country around the globe is expected to step up its commitment towards the planet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter announcing his gratitude to Mother Earth “On International Day of Mother Earth, we all express gratitude to our planet for the abundance of care & compassion. Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier & more prosperous planet. A shout out to all those working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19”.

Narendra Modi

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On International Day of Mother Earth, we all express gratitude to our planet for the abundance of care & compassion. Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier & more prosperous planet.

A shout out to all those working at the forefront to defeat COVID-19.

“Our planet is going through some unprecedented times currently.  The effect of COVID-19 has brought to the forefront the importance of mitigating climate change to contain this existing virus as well as prevent future potential pandemics,” said Saravanan Panner Selvam, GM Grundfos India.

He continued “With lockdowns across various countries in the world, we see the positive benefits to the reduction of pollution and carbon emissions. In the case of India, we are witnessing a reduction in air pollution, wildlife is thriving, and even improvement in the water quality of many rivers, including the Ganga. These are encouraging signs and indicates that it is possible to take large-scale climate action to improve environmental health. This Earth Day, I think we can all commit not only to stay home and limit the spread of COVID-19 but also to step up our climate action efforts to safeguard the planet.”

The Earth Day Network is asking participants to speak up for the planet, vote for leaders who promote environmental policies or contact their representatives, and educate others about the importance of taking care of the Earth. It is also organizing 24 actions that you can take from your home, one for each hour of the day.

To participate in the world World Earth Day, you can use the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EARTHRISE. For more info log into earthday.org.