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In the DR neither the authorities nor the population have programs or environmental awareness

The depredation of rivers and forests, forest fires, water, air and land pollution, floods, an exaggerated number of vehicles emitting carbon dioxide, hundreds of companies that pollute the environment and tons of plastic waste thrown into the ravines, among other problems. , make up the reality of the country today that celebrates again the International Day of Mother Earth.

And possibly the questions that should be asked are: what is the concern of the Government, political parties, businessmen and civil society on the issue of global warming?, and what are their agendas to face pollution, biodiversity conservation and other environmental problems?

Excessive number of vehicles producing carbon dioxide affects the environmental system
Excessive amount of vehicles producing carbon dioxide.

So far there is no state policy for a permanent campaign from schools and the media to create awareness that global warming will be the catastrophe of the future if corrections are not made to avoid this evil.

You may be interested in reading: How can we contribute to save Mother Earth?

Imagine that some everyday things like those that the common man of the capital does on a daily basis, such as: throwing garbage in the streets (plastics, chemical waste), wasting water and painting outdoors greatly affect the ozone layer, being its destruction one of the factors of the greenhouse effect.

It is time for all the protagonists of this nation, and each one of the people who inhabit this earth to know that International Mother Earth Day was established to raise awareness of the responsibility that human beings have or should have to live in harmony. with the environment or there will be no planet for a future.

Garbage on the banks of the river. Jorge gonzalez


In 2009, the United Nations (UN) Assembly created by Resolution 63/278 the International Day of Mother Earth, and designated April 22 as the date for its celebration.

This day had its origin in 1969, at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, when peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace.

It was on March 21, 1970, that this activity was held for the first time, being the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. McConnell and the Secretary General of the United Nations subsequently sanctioned this Balance of Nature Day with a written and signed proclamation.

Not a month would pass when the United States Senator Gaylord Nelson gave the idea of ​​carrying out an environmental education and promoting harmony with nature at the national level on April 22, 1970, they then renamed the activity as Mother Earth Day.


The United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) aims to prevent, stop and reverse the degradation of our habitat, on all continents and oceans, in order to achieve the major goals of the 2030 Agenda, which are : end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of people around the world.

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