International Mother Earth Day 2018
The UN goes on to say the Day should be treated as an opportunity for people to raise public awareness about the challenges surrounding the well-being of the planet and all the life it sustains.
Starting nearly ten years ago, International Mother Earth Day is a reaffirmation of the United Nation's effort to promote its Harmony with Nature initiative and improve mankind’s effect on our planet. The Day was created in 2009, when the General Assembly wanted to add another dimension to, and way of achieving the balance between economic, social and environmental needs of current and future generations. It is named Mother Earth Day since this term had already been existent in numerous countries around the globe to describe this exact date. Names include Pachamama (Andean culture), Terra (Ancient Rome) and Gaia (Ancient Greece). Gaia has also been used to name a theory (Gaia hypothesis) that life on Earth is organised into a complex a self-regulating system.
Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally
change human attitude and behaviour about plastics in employing the theme: “Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution”.
written by: Karolin Van