Earth Day – Finding Balance

On April 22, 2021, several countries in the world commemorated Earth Day. Nicaragua also commemorated this day with many activities in schools, neighborhoods, environmental groups and public institutions, with actions such as planting trees, cleaning roads, cultural events, in addition to instructing students families and residents about the care and way of preserving the natural resources that our country offers us. 

This commemoration made me reflect and turn my gaze to the state of our planet Earth, haunted by climate change, global warming, pollution, deforestation, the alteration of ecosystems, food chains, excess garbage, the situation of the oceans and of course the situation of people. Knowing of what has been done to put our plant in danger has given me even more to think about.

Obviously, human activity is mainly responsible for this state of Mother Earth, and consequently it is human beings who must give ourselves the task of offering new opportunities that offer her recovery. The governments of the world have agreed to develop national action plans, what is known as the Paris agreement, and this year in Glasgow COP26 will be held in November. And in the coming months at the Leaders’ Summit organized in the United States, governments will have to expand their commitments and aspirations to reduce damage to the Planet, and the G7 Summit to be held in June is a great opportunity for the richest countries in the world. the world step forward and make the financial commitments necessary to ensure the success of the United Nations Conference.

The Commemoration of Earth Day is now 48 years old. It began in 1970 with a huge mobilization in the United States, with the aim of creating social awareness and for politicians to include the ecological and environmental issue on their agendas. Since then, many great and significant advances have been recorded, for example the laws of environmental impact, pesticide regulation, species protection, chemical substances control law, World Conferences on Environment and Development, among others.

This time of global health crisis with Covid 19, has taught us that it is possible for the world to work together, that we define common goals and purposes to move forward. Therefore I think that we must also continue working together, continue to build joint visions and actions that allow greater harmony with our planet. It is about achieving a balance between solving the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations and I think that it is possible to find a balance that works for people as well as for Planet Earth.

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