It's Earth Week here on Khaleejesque.
What better way to give back to Planet Earth and the Environment than to go green for a whole week and attempt to enlighten, inspire and educate you more on what's being done internationally and regionally to help preserve the environment and what you can do to give back and save our planet.
It's no hidden fact that we as Humans have forgotten about our Planet and have depleted most of the resources found in the environment. We cut down trees, destroy ecological areas, and build inefficiently. Not only that, we also use and abuse scarce resources, get rid of our waste by dumping it back in the environment and don't think twice about attempting to preserve or retaining those wasted resources. In context, we neglect Planet Earth, not heed to the warnings it gives us and then jump in panic when we realize that we have caused so much havoc in the form of green house gases and global warming.
It's action time; we need to rethink our steps, processes and initiate new strategies to help sustain and preserve what we have left- if not for us, at least for the next generations to come.
Hence, Earth Day and the whole Earth Week phenomenon comes into action.
But what exactly is Earth Day?
Well, "Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day."
One of the leading initiatives underlying Earth Day is the "Billion Acts of Green" pledge. In which, people from around the world pledge to do a green eco-friendly act, be it planting a tree, recycling their newspapers, or anything that can benefit our environment. Our pledge is to dedicate this whole week to the environment and planet Earth; what's your pledge? Go onto the "Billion Acts of Green" website and pledge something to benefit your environment.