As it is April 22, in case you have forgotten, today is Earth Day. Actually, every day should be Earth Day, but just as we have Children's Day or Secretary's Day, we have to celebrate our only planet's birthday. I don't know if Earth was born on April 22, but many kings and queens celebrate birthdays on days other than their real birthday, so it is OK for Earth to do the same. According to the Earth Day Network, there are more than 40 events registered to take place in China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and India. But to environmentalists based in Asia, there is a dire need for more public awareness campaigns that continue throughout the year. So what are you doing to celebrate Earth Day this year?
Interestingly, if you Google Earth Day 2009 Asia, it is surprising how little news there is about Earth Day in this region. So if you are out there - let us know what you did for the Earth today - and every day.
Quoted from Manila Bulletin (http://mb.com.ph/articles/203187/rp-joins-earth-day-activities-today)
"With the international theme, "Green Generation: Towards Low Carbon Development for Survival Against Climate Change," the Earth Day 2009 aims to educate the people in reducing dependence on fossil fuels by developing carbon-free and renewable sources of energy to avert the effects of global warming.
In the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) adopted a localized theme "Tubig at Lupa, Buhayin; Hangin, Linisin; Batas, Tuparin," which is pegged to the international theme."