Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.
By choosing to walk, you are avoiding the use of vehicles that uses petrol and increase the carbon in the atmosphere. It is recommended to walk 8km per day. An average person walks about 4km per day. So, we are requesting people to take a pledge and walk an extra 3km along with their daily 4km covered ;By walking an an extra 3km, you save 93.2% of carbon footprint [kg CO₂e]
We are organising a Walk in the Village of Surinam this Friday 21st of April from 11h to 12h. The starting point will be Surinam Social Welfare Centre, will pass through St Louis, Balance and then via Verger Road lead to the Southern Handicapped Association Riambel.
This walk will consists manly of students from Southern Handicapped Association where we wish to inform people that People With Disabilities (PWDs), contribute equally in the society and should not be left apart. Accessibility, lack of initiatives, attitudinal barriers, old thoughts and lack of awareness should not be a reason for them to not participate, and be social included in the society.
We wish to encourage active participation of the people in the society and make their voices heard.
The Walk is being organized by the YALI Mauritius Cohort 20/The Emerging Leaders and Southern Handicapped Association and supported by the ANANGEL Platform.
We are encouraging the public to join us that day to raise awareness on the importance of protecting the Earth together with the students.
Do use your health apps to count your steps and post on the platform.
Follow the campaign: https://hq.anangel.earth/account/campaigns/bf4cd5fa-3c73-4aff-8d9e-cb845733010e/deeds/ad820035-b675-4570-92ca-ec1e4c7bff6c for more details.
We count on your support and hope to see you all in great number.
Through this initiative we wish to show the world that people with disabilities are not vulnerable or dependent but rather contribute equally to the society.
Earth Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on April, 22. It celebrates the environmental diversity of Earth and highlights ways of protecting our planet. When we hear terms like "code red for humanity" and "climate change", it can feel difficult to focus on the small actions individuals and communities can take to address the climate crisis. But Earth Day strives to highlight how everyone can be part of the change. People with disabilities are often left apart and are not able to contribute to the society due to a lack of incentives, adapted support and several other barriers.
We are organising a walk in the Village of Surinam this Friday 21st of April 2023 from 11h till 12h.
Our planet needs our investment now. As we look forward to 2023, it is necessary that we come together once again in partnership for our mother earth. In order for a green, prosperous, and equitable future to become a reality, businesses, governments, and civil society must take action against the climate crisis.
Each Earth Day has a specific theme, this year it's "Invest In Our Planet." "In 2023 we must come together again in partnership for the planet. Businesses, governments, and civil society are equally responsible for taking action against the climate crisis and lighting the spark to accelerate change towards a green, prosperous, and equitable future," said Kathleen Rogers, President of EarthDay.org in a statement(opens in new tab). "We must join together in our fight for the green revolution, and for the health of future generations. The time is now to Invest In Our Planet," Rogers continued. We are contributing to this.
18 April 2023 - 25 April 2023