Each month, Belouga’s Global Student Council, a group of students from around the world, write blog posts covering a range of topics related to global education. It is a great way to receive feedback and give voice to the Belouga experience from a student’s point of view. We will be sharing these posts and hope you feel inspired to join in with questions and conversation!
Earth Day: The Earth Has A Fever & Needs Medicine
by Karina, age 14 , from Peru
It is necessary that we all sensitize ourselves to the planet to face the existent challenges for the well-being and life that sustain us.
Many countries have declared on April 22 of each year, as a holiday due to the celebration of World Earth Day. With this celebration, we all accept collective responsibility to achieve the right balance between the economic, social and environmental needs of our present and future generations. This celebration belongs to the people and is not regulated by a single entity or organization. Nor is it related to political, national, religious, ideological or racial demands. It reflects on the importance of water, essential for the life of all species of the planet, including humans, because of all the vital liquid that exists on the planet, only 2% is potable.
Education is the foundation of progress. We need global citizenship to know the concepts of climate change and be aware of the unprecedented threat to the planet. This can be achieved by developing a project with all Belouga students. It would be a great success for all to be in this project together, so that OUR planet is getting better and better.
Earth Day aims to raise awareness about natural resources and their management, environmental education and the participation of environmentally conscious people. It is a reverence for the life and sources our being. Knowledge will empower all of us and make us take action to defend the environment. Together we can!