We celebrate Earth Day on 22nd of April every year. Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the Modern Environmental Movement that began in 1970.
The first Earth Day led to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Earth Day became global in 1990, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and highlighting environmental issues around the world.
Today, Earth Day is widely recognized around the world as a day of action to bring awareness about the environment and bring changes in our behaviour towards the environment.
The students of Col. Brown Cambridge School celebrated the day with much gusto. The senior students enlightened everyone why the day was initiated and what our responsibility is towards saving our ‘Mother Earth’. The children of the primary school sang a beautiful song on ‘Save the Earth’ and represented the earth by wearing beautiful headbands. Posters and banners were displayed all over the campus. We, at CBS, take on our responsibility seriously and so we have a beautiful campus that preserves its natural environment.
However, as citizens of the world certain points need to be pondered upon. People all over the world take a pledge on Earth Day to preserve the environment. No sooner is the day over than the commitments fade away. We see trees being felled for the purpose of construction. The Earth is being plundered. The time has come for us to sensitize ourselves. Mother Earth is bleeding! Bleeding at the thought of its inhabitants crossing swords. Can the environment be preserved if we are at war? Let us adopt a policy of peace! Let us come together as one peaceful family. If there is peace the environment will flourish and our pledge taken on this day will become meaningful.