Int’l Mother Earth Day being observed today

22 Apr, 2016 11:55 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – International Mother Earth day is being observed today (Friday), across the world including in Pakistan to raise awareness of the challenges to the well-being of planet.

The Day recognizes that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with life and sustenance.

It also aims to raise awareness that humans have a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and to balance the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.

Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1970 and was organised by the Earth Day Network.  Its mission was to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment.

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