The inaugural World Forest Day was observed yesterday, March 21. Many of us missed this event because we were just not aware of it. In the future all three days from March 21-23 will recognize the global importance of our trees, our water and our energy consumption and how these are contributing to climate change.
Today is World Water Day which is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. When you turn on the water today think about 783 million people globally who do not have access to safe water. Read about this year’s focus on the importance of water cooperation in David Winder’s article (Huffington Post).
Will you participate in Earth Hour tomorrow, March 23, by turning off your lights for one hour at 8:30 PM your local time? From EarthHour.org, this hour “is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.” Create a virtual lantern and send it to a friend to remind them about Earth Hour 2013!