The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), will celebrate the International Day of Forests and World Water Day on March 21st and 22nd, through the simultaneous realization of ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY MARATHONS in more than 20 countries, with the topic: “LET’S SAVE THE FORESTS AND MOTHER EARTH’S FRESHWATERS.”
These marathons form part of educational activities of the International Program “Children of Mother Earth,” directed by the GEAP; and the volunteers that form part of the Environmental Movement “Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth,” will be visiting homes in different communities, offices and mass media to give them simple information about these important days for the protection of Mother Earth: International Day of Forests and World Water Day.
The volunteers of the International Program “Children of Mother Earth” will be correctly identified and especially prepared to answer the concerns of all people and they will also share practical tips for the preservation our forests and freshwater. The call is for everyone to receive these tips, but apart from applying, they can share this information with family and friends.
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March 21st and 22nd: Joint Celebration of International Day of Forests and World Water Day
2016 Celebration: “The Forests and Water” / “Maintaining life and livelihoods.”
The UN has decided to jointly celebrate these days with the aim of raising awareness on the interconnections between forests and water, and their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
March 21: International Day of Forests: The United Nations General Assembly, in their resolution A/RES/67/200 of December 21, 2012, declared that every year on March 21, the International Day of Forests will be celebrated. This day makes us aware about the importance of all types of forest ecosystems and trees of Mother Earth, for life and climate. The resolution encourages governments, multilateral organizations, NGO’s and social movements and groups related to environment to carry out educational activities, talks, tree planting, as well as contact with media and social networking activity.
March 22: World Water Day: In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and defense of the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It has been 23 years and the World Water Day is still celebrated worldwide every year and highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2016, the theme is “Water and employment.”