Earth Day’s main objective is to celebrate our beautiful planet and all it has to offer, while also shedding light on many problems we face every day. Over-population, pollution, biodiversity conservation, and other environmental concerns remain our planet’s biggest threats.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Every year, on April 22, people all around the world celebrate International Earth Day. The event serves to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our planet’s resources for future generations to come.
Earth Day celebrates our beautiful planet and sheds light on the many problems we face every day. Over-population, pollution, biodiversity conservation, and other environmental concerns remain our planet’s biggest threats. In places like El Salvador, Earth Day attracts thousands of people, proud of their country’s rich biodiversity. The country boasts a lot of natural charm, with its tropical forests and beautiful ecological parks. Many citizens maintain an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
Earth Day in San Salvador takes place at the Cuscatlán park, where government officials, representatives from indigenous and environmental organizations, Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth, and members of civil society gather to celebrate. Celebrations include public speeches, rituals, ancestral dances, and poetry readings. El Salvador boasts nearly 3,000 species of plants, 280 species of birds, 98 species of mammals, and 50 species of amphibians and reptiles.
The country relies heavily on the preservation of wildlife to maintain a healthy and balanced environment. Inhabitants run environmental campaigns every year in the hopes of motivating people to practice sustainability. This year’s Earth Day motto was “Invest in our Planet.” El Salvador remains focused on finding long-term solutions for climate change.
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