The World Earth Day is an initiative born in 1970 to raise the world’s awareness on the need to preserve the natural resources of our planet. In the 51 years since its creation, the World Earth Day of 22 April has become an increasingly important planetary, educational and informative event. To such an extent that, in recent years, it has mobilized over a billion people in the 193 UN countries involved, becoming one of the largest civic movements in the world.
The theme of this 51st edition is Restore Our Earth, with a focus on restoring the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, green technologies and innovative thinking, also including support for local communities in areas disproportionately affected by environmental issues and climate change.
There are numerous online initiatives available for free during these days. In particular, we would like to point out a very important event organized by the Global Education Summit entitled “Teach for the Planet”, scheduled for today at 1pm on YouTube.
The world needs quality climate education for all. Educators have the task of defending the planet, raise new generations’ awareness and opening the way for them. We are all involved in this change and have many opportunities to create a brighter and greener world… not just on April 22nd!