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[Middle East Bulletin] International Days

by Aaditya Singh | 22-05-2013 12:23 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Hi friends,

Today is the International Day for Biodiversity. So let me wish all of you an educative and meaningful day.

I want to write something that I have been thinking for a long time about International Days. Every month we have days marked for raising awareness about something or the other. Water day, Earth Day, Migratory Birds Day, Biodiversity Day and so on. But most people wish each other, finish their activities and move on without carrying the message or the awareness forward with them. I attended a walkathon on Earth Day. I was deeply disturbed by something that I noticed there. The organisers were distributing free bottled water. Before the Walkathon started, I saw that many participants were drinking little water and throwing the left over water with the bottle. Not only were they wasting water, one of our most important resources, but they were also littering the place with half filled bottles without disposing them in marked bins. All this was very inappropriate, that too being done at an event to spread awareness about environment protection and sustainability. I did remind those around me about the purpose of our event and some understood what I was trying to convey, but many did not bother. There were people who had come only to click pictures as if they had come for a picnic :(
It is important that we reach members of the community around us and explain the need to preserve our resources and minimise wastage, the whole year round. Otherwise we will lose any advantage that we gain out of observing our International days. These days are symbolic, the action has to be continued till green living becomes a way of life.

3 Comments

  • says :
    thank you for sharing
    Posted 29-12-2013 20:46

  • says :
    nice article
    Posted 28-12-2013 02:07

  • says :
    So , What did you do for the Biodiversity on The International Biodiversity Day ? ! Share your experiences !
    Posted 05-06-2013 00:51

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