Earth Day marked on 22 April
10:35 | 22.04.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 22 April /MOLDPRES/- Every year, on 22 April Earth Day is celebrated, initiated in the United States of America, at a time when the environment has started to be talked about more and more often. In the Republic of Moldova, Earth Day has been marked since 1990.
According to the Environment Agency, in our country, the high dependence on the agri-food sector requires the reduction of the ecological footprint of economic and human activity and the efficient management of national natural resources. Or, the actions carried out on this occasion include sanitation activities, planting, landscaping, ecological classes held in schools in the country, information activities, competitions etc.
Environmentalists say that to help protect the environment, industries and businesses need to adopt resource-efficient production and share responsibility for disposing of toxic waste and pollutants; every citizen should be aware of the responsibility for the consumption of economic goods and natural resources and reduce waste generation; all actors to collaborate in the production-consumption chain through which it can save, conserve natural resources and reduce the ecological damage caused by economic growth etc.
Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 in order to awaken the political class from its disinterest in the environment and was celebrated in its first year by about 20 million American citizens, mostly young and very young.
Two decades later, in 1990, more than 200 million people in 141 countries turned Earth Day into a major event in human history, by joining them in the desire to campaign for a better future for our planet, and in in 2009, the United Nations declared April 22 as the official holiday of planet Earth and a common expression of everyone's desire to build a stable, sustainable society for a cleaner and greener future.