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Conservation Week 2020: Taking Care of our Collective Home, Planet Earth
Read on for ideas on how to help the planet, while staying home.
This year's M’KIS Conservation Week is going to be special for many reasons. Not only will we be spending this week at home, but it’s also the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Despite not being able to mark the occasion together, the M'KIS Green Club is committed to making it a memorable and impactful week.
Every year, M’KIS organizes Conservation Week in conjunction with other Earth Day events that take place all around the world.
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970, when twenty million people in the United States took to the city streets and college campuses to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. In 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.
Earth Day is a day when people from all over the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.
Today, we might be limited to the confines of our homes, but our actions still matter. To honor Earth Day’s 50th anniversary and M’KIS Conservation Week, we ask you to join the Green Club in our efforts to spread awareness in one of the following ways:
We look forward to seeing your photos, messages, and green initiatives. Together we can make a difference to our environment and the future of this planet. We hope that despite all the challenges and the limitations of social distancing, Conservation Week 2020 is a memorable one.
Lastly, to prove to you how much our actions impact our environment, we would like to send a message of hope. Here is an article by two of our M'KIS Green Club members about the impact that the measures taken to fight the present pandemic have had on our environment.
To learn more about the history of Earth Day and participate in one of the many virtual events that will take place during the next few days, visit www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/.