International Mother Earth Day

April 22

“I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Established in 2009 by the United Nations General Assembly and endorsed by more than 50 member states, International Mother Earth Day recognises the necessity to maintain ‘harmony with nature and the Earth.’

This day promotes the view that the Earth sustains all living things and that we all have a shared responsibility to look after it. Every year, people from all over the world help to transform their cities – from cleaning up their communities, planting trees or something as simple as riding their bikes to work, they are doing their bit to forge a sustainable future

You too can get involved; simply visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/motherearthday/