In our country and in the world, it is increasingly common to find signs and examples of an environmental culture that is strong, as well as one that reveals how people begin to reflect on our relationship with nature. It is very likely that the concern for caring for the environment is expressed in new ways of buying, using our products, disposing of our waste, and creating harmonious and peaceful communities. However, it is also important to highlight that it is still necessary to weave efforts at all levels and spaces of human development, to put environmental issues on the table for discussion, learning and transformation.
On June 5, we will commemorate World Environment Day, created by the United Nations. This year, the central theme is biodiversity and the call of action is to stop the accelerated disappearance of species and the degradation of the natural world. It is the Hour of Nature.
As part of our mission to educate about sustainability and to form sustainable and conscious leaderships, we join the task of promoting an environmental culture, creating new spaces for reflection, allowing us to be better and better at caring for and respecting the environment, of all animal and plant species, and the construction of just and equitable societies.
Some environmental issues are unknown to us, and some of them spark feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and even anger and helplessness within us. These feelings and emotions help us to recognize ourselves as human.
It is important to focus on union, cooperation, hope, and above all, action. Remember that there are positive and impactful environmental programs and initiatives at the local, regional, national, and international levels, and you are always welcome to participate in them. You can start by making a compost at home, separating your waste to deliver it to recycling at school or your subdivision, you can sign the petitions in favor of the rescue of the Madín Dam, and you can always substitute your products for more conscious and responsible versions with the planet.
If you are interested in the environment, or if you want to learn more about environmental issues, participate in our Environmental Film Series 2020. Here you will find audiovisual materials for all ages, classified according to each section: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, teachers, and parents, and also options to enjoy with the whole family. Do not forget to participate in the surveys found on the website, as well as share this initiative among your friends.
We hope that this learning experience is an enjoyable one, and that it helps us to be more aware and proactive at taking care of our home: Planet Earth.