On the occasion of the last “Earth Day”, on April 22, various successes of activities were presented to show the importance of supporting environmental protection efforts, but the “Smithsonian” website stresses the need for the energy of this day to continue throughout the year, through inspiring activities that display successful stories of science and sustainability. .
The report pointed out that people today can use, like scientists, innovative maps and artistic masterpieces to better understand the planet, and thus how to change it, in preparation for participating in initiatives such as volunteering in environmental research projects, or trying to find opportunities to make sustainable change in society.
Among the inspiring activities is a visit to the “Wonderful Land” exhibition in Udaipur, the Indian city of Rajasthan, which is known as the City of Lakes, and viewing paintings dating back to the seventeenth century that provide evidence of how the city has adapted to climate change and survived during the monsoon season, through the construction of dams. artificial lakes, and other water infrastructure projects.
The minute details of these paintings send messages to scientists and modern citizens on how to manage their resources in arid and unpredictable regions.
And in the Chesapeake Bay in the United States, which includes one of the largest estuaries in the world, which exposes ecosystems to wide threats, a virtual training program helped collect accurate and comprehensive data from those who wish to monitor the health of the Gulf without having prior scientific knowledge, knowing that several research projects in The World is recruiting volunteer “community scientists” to help collect or process the data.
The Center for Environmental Justice at the Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, D.C., uses future technologies to tell better stories about the past, making visitors more curious about the world and making the initiatives of those who continue to fight for a healthy and equitable world more effective.
This activity really helped teach the next generation how to improve their neighborhoods along the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
The idea of environmental justice may also cover several topics, such as access to healthy food, which in 2017 inspired the creation of a grocery project that drew attention to the lack of healthy food options available in the historic black neighborhoods of Washington, DC as well.
And as scientists and environmental researchers are concerned about the importance of devoting sustainability at work, a group of them issued a “sustainability at work” guide, with the aim of turning every day into Earth’s Day, starting with thinking about communication, and ending with exploring a list of ways to make life’s routine environmentally friendly.