Taarifa Rwanda

It Is Earth Day Today

Although most Rwandans rarely observe the Earth Day, there are activities that the country has set on national calendar that would well draw Rwandans to also join massively in honouring this important day.

In Rwanda, tree planting, efforts against plastics and several environmental conservation and protection activities have easily helped draw attention of Rwandans to Earth protection.

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, today announced that Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics.

“Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world,” a statement from the network reads in part.

the statement further outlined the concerns including; “from poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet’s survival.”

Kathleen Rogers the President of Earth Day Network said, “our goals include ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 percent recycling of plastics, corporate and government accountability and changing human behavior concerning plastics.”

“Earth Day Network will leverage the platform of Earth Day and the growing interest in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 as a catalyst for global action.”

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