Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Earth Day



Earth Day is celebrated annually on the 22nd April all over the world. For one day, citizens of the world come together and participate in an initiative to promote sustainable environment. The first Earth Day in 1970 marked a beginning of a modern environmental movement. Raising concern about the environmental crisis, Earth Day is a day of observance of environmental problems. Different environmental groups such as those who has been fighting over oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife band together to share a common goal to protest against the deterioration of the environment.

 

This year, organizers of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is spearheading a campaign called the Green Generation campaign. It is a 2-year initiative which will culminate in the 40th year anniversary of Earth Hour in 2010. The focus of this campaign is towards renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal to preserve the resources for the future generation.

 

As part of its initiative to create awareness and put the pressure for a more healthy and sustainable environment, the KL Bar Environmental & Humanities Committee (“EHC”) is organizing a collection for old-newspapers and used papers on 22nd April 2009 in conjunction with Earth Day. We invite all members to donate your old newspaper and used papers. Members are encourage to drop their old newspapers and used paper at the KL Bar Secretariat building between 10am-3pm. Members of the EHC aka the eco-warriors will be there to supervise the collection of the papers and speak to you on ways to green your lifestyle. Speak for the trees for they cannot speak for themselves. Recycle those papers!


Seira Sacha Abu Bakar


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