22nd of April was the ‘World Earth Day’, which is a celebrated with a great enthusiasm all over the world. Students at our School took active partiipation in different activities organised at the School Campus (Check Out Pics on FB). And they learnt how to protect our Home Planet Earth in a wonderful way! The Profesionals from Birsa Institute, arrived at the Campus to teach them ‘how’ and ‘how much’ they can contribute to make the Planet Clean & Green!
Lets Check out the more on ‘Earth Day’.
Lets Check out the more on ‘Earth Day’.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
The Earth Day name
According to Nelson, the moniker “Earth Day” was “an obvious and logical name” suggested by “a number of people” in the fall of 1969, including, he writes, both “a friend of mine who had been in the field of public relations” and “a New York advertising executive,” Julian Koenig. Koenig, who had been on Nelson’s organizing committee in 1969, has said that the idea came to him by the coincidence of his birthday with the day selected, April 22; “Earth Day” rhyming with “birthday,” the connection seemed natural. Other names circulated during preparations—Nelson himself continued to call it the National Environment Teach-In, but national coordinator Denis Hayes used the term Earth Day in his communications and press coverage of the event was “practically unanimous” in its use of “Earth Day,” so the name stuck. The introduction of the name “Earth Day” was also claimed by John McConnell (see “Equinox Earth Day,” below).
Earth Day @ Swarnima
|Poster by Rahul & Akash (Class 7)|
Every year, the Students at the School present different types of Performances on ‘Our Environment’, This year, they organised the theme in new way. They presented Dance, Singing, PPT Presentations, Debates, etc. And they learnt how to protect our Home Planet Earth in a wonderful way! The Profesionals from Birsa Institute, arrived at the Campus to teach them ‘how’ and ‘how much’ they can contribute to make the Planet Clean & Green!
Earth Day 2015: Let us pledge to save the Tiger, Natural Resources and Biodiversity
A number of risks and practices are threatening our forests, wildlife, wetlands and the environment. These are:
– Disintegration of natural habitats and the remaining forest corridors due to rapid development and human pressure. – Pollution due to the reckless dumping and disposal of waste and the destruction of the ecosystem and the threat to aquatic and avian species. – Destruction of natural habitats because of unlawful mining, logging of timber, grazing, man-made forest fires, large-scale commercial exploitation of minor forest produce, use of chemical pesticides, and fishing practices.
Two reports Vanishing Stripes (1999) and Vanishing Stripes-II (2000) [released by Crew (Crusade for revival of Environment and wildlife)] are being put in the public domain by CREW to mark earth Day 2015 and to issue the firm warning that Tiger’s survival is threatened by poaching and loss of prey-base. These reports rang the warning bells by underscoring the gravity of the problem. They drew the attention of the entire world to the fact that tiger is threatened and is on the verge of extinction in one of its most fantastic habitats – the Central Indian Highlands.