Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, at the initiative of US Senator Gaylord Nelson, but has grown internationally since the 1990s. Since 2009, it has been included in the list of official days celebrated by the UN.
International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems give us life and support.
According to the official website of the UN, the planet is losing 4.7 million hectares of forests every year – an area larger than Denmark It is estimated that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction.
The message of the United Nations is clear: Let’s remind more than ever in this International Mother Earth Day that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. Let’s promote harmony with nature and the Earth. Join the global movement to restore our world!
The green team of Spiru Haret Tecuci National College chose to celebrate Earth Day through action. In wonderful weather, our students managed to beautify the forest landscape, by greening a space in the forest often frequented by locals for relaxation. They were supported in their approach by representatives of the Tecuci Forest District.
We live in harmony with nature!
We think green, we live green!
Text and photos: Dumitru Voinea, teacher, Romania