Get involved. Do your share.
On this day, April 22, 2021, people around the world are one in celebrating Earth Day with the theme: Restore Our Earth. Efforts are now focused on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can help restore planet Earth’s ecosystems.
Restoring our earth further requires us humans to engage in acts and foster attitudes that would help restore our earth and promote sustainable development for today and for the future generations
Since its genesis in April 1970, Earth Day has grown to become the world’s largest civic observance that was instrumental in mobilizing people at the grassroots level to help protect and conserve our only planet. Today, there are more than one billion people in 192 countries who now participate in Earth Day activities each year, which helped to promote climate action across the globe.
How can we help restore our Earth? We need not look far, as we can do so within our own backyard, even inside our own kitchens. Let us start doing these actions:
Manage wastes properly by practicing the 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle
Plant a tree to help lower your carbon footprint
Use long lasting light bulb
Choose sustainable sea food
Bike more, drive less
“All of us can help restore the Earth. Every individual action we make creates an impact on the environment, even a simple throwing of garbage on a wrong bin. Thus, it is important that we understand how our behavior can work for either good or bad toward our only home – this planet Earth,” said Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr., of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Since he took the lead, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has zeroed in his efforts to ten (10) priority programs, with clean water, clean air and proper solid waste management as top three. All the priority programs however, aims to responsibly conserve, manage, develop and properly use the country’s environment and natural resources./DENR 6