By ibrahima yakubu
As the world celebrate International Mother Earth Day on 22nd April ,the Register General of African institute of waste management and environmental studies (AIWMES) Dr. Ahmed Lateef Tayo has stressed the need for the protection of environment defenders world wide
He makes the statements in an interview with the press in commemoration of world earth day 2023 in kaduna
He said ,the purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the rapidly-rising levels of pollution, climate change, and other circumstances that contribute to damaging the environment and threaten the survival of our planet.
The day is marked by various activities such as tree planting, recycling drives, clean-up campaigns, and environmental education programs.
While emphasizing that the objective of Earth Day is to remind individuals and communities of their responsibility to protect the planet and its ecosystems from pollution, climate change, and other environmental threats.
By taking part in Earth Day activities, people can make a positive impact on the environment and contribute towards a more sustainable future.
The Registrar note that ,
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.
According to him it is s a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, and clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders towards connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity, and the planet that we all live on.
He said, planting trees, recycling, disposing wastes properly, and reducing the use of plastics that has a huge effect in the environment.
We can start by planting trees, recycling, disposing wastes properly, and reducing the use of plastics that has a huge effect in the environment. By these simple actions, we could save many lives
Land and environmental defenders face growing threats around the world. And while they are armed with extraordinary courage, an increasing number of them have been attacked or gone missing for trying to protect the natural resources many of their communities
He says it’s high time for every stakeholders to be supporting the environmental activists on the Fight against global warming and ecological challenges affecting human, animal’s and other living organism
Earth Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on our impact on the environment and to take action to preserve the world for future generations. As we face the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation,
it is more important than ever to work together to protect our common home.