Earth Day is all about appreciating the uniqueness of our planet Earth with its incredible biodiversity.
Every year on this day, various national and international activities are held that help us better understand our biodiversity and how we can protect nature – plants, animals and their ecosystems.
In these activities young students can, and do, make a big difference.
This year, BSM India decided to celebrate Earth Day with them.
On April 22, 12 BSM volunteers seized the opportunity and celebrated with 37 children attending Traffic Signal School, located at Teen Hath Naka Signal Thane in Mumbai, India.
We wanted to create a hands-on experience for them that would be fun but also a lesson in how to better our environment. So, together with the students of Traffic Singal School we decided to plant trees.
Together, we plotted approximately 230 saplings below the Teen Hath Signal flyover covering over 800 square feet.
During the activity we explained to them about the need to plant trees and the importance of taking care of them. We also shared with them information about pollution which is an essential part of Earth Day.
Discussing the consequences of pollution with the children, helped them better understand the importance of the activity while BSM India staff were able to reflect on the importance of taking responsibility.
Our motto for the day was, ‘it is much easier to prevent pollution than to try and remedy it later’.
As a token of appreciation towards our little helpers, we distributed snacks and T-shirts to the children for their participation and efforts.
Some points to think on:
Earth is our home and we all need to understand its importance. We must actively care for our planet, every day.
We aim to continue our environmental awareness camps in schools and colleges to help sensitize young children about the importance of sustainability.
We commemorate Earth Day by celebrating our Earth and its abundance and pledging to protect its greenery, natural resources, and bountiful beauty.
With small steps towards the preservation of our planet Earth, we can make our world a much better place to live in.