World Biodiversity Day: It’s time for celebration

“If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us” – David Suzuki.

bioDavid Suzuki is a Canadian science broadcaster as well as an environmental activist. Mr. Suzuki also happens to be known for his TV and radio series where viewers are shown interesting things about the natural environment around us.

My name is Biodiversity (the variety and complexity of species in ecosystems) and I am so excited because my birthday is coming up on the 22nd of May. It’s time for this year’s theme; it’s Water & Biodiversity. I am becoming even popular in countries where I was never popular before. This tells us that with the efforts of raising awareness about this celebration, we have accomplished a lot in these years, even more than anyone could ever imagine. So, help me strive to achieve success throughout the world by learning more about me.

In this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (Or World Biodiversity Day) celebrations, I will be sharing the spotlight with a good friend of mine….Water! Water is an essential part of everyone’s life, which even affects mine. Neither Biodiversity nor any other living thing on this planet of ours can survive without its guidance/assistance.

Many useful ways have been brought up to protect me and all of them have been quite useful as well. The promotion of recycling has resulted in less garbage disposal in years and for years to follow. The three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – have all been a part of our daily lives. Most developed countries are taking up this process by letting residents know that they need to be putting out garbage once a week on that designated day. Some cities, such as Oslo, have also enhanced the way of living by not having garbage to fill up their garbage cans anymore. They have realized that if they can burn garbage to produce electricity or even to produce heat, they could save money as well as help protect the environment. Oslo has also been thinking about importing garbage to produce more power. These types of unique ideas really just make my day as I read and witness what is going on to promote about my causes and how we should nurture this land of ours so that our children of the future may be able to witness what we have seen.

In conclusion, I would like all of you to at least do one act of kindness on this year’s IBD Day on the 22nd of May for me and I will reward you back by letting you witness one of nature’s finest beauties.

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