Our Earth is bestowed with fascinating flora and fauna spread across diverse ecosystems. The Amazon rainforest, the Congo Basin, the vast deserts of inland Australia, the land of Antarctica. These diverse ecosystems are home to breath-taking species of wildlife.
However, over the last century, we have witnessed a massive loss of biodiversity across the planet. It is estimated that over a million species are threatened with extinction. Much of the extinction is caused due to human activity such as illegal trade, mining, overexploitation of resources & deforestation for agricultural activities.
On World Environment Day 2020, Don Bosco institutions, organizations, and networks all over the world will participate in our campaign – Rethink, Reconnect, Renew.
World Wetland Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February. Similarly, 22nd March is celebrated as World Water Day. Don Bosco Green Alliance is celebrating these two global events around water in 2020 through the campaign – Make Every Drop Count.
Through this campaign, we aim to create awareness around water conservation, the global water crisis and the need for action to save our water sources. We also urge our members to adopt best practices for saving water, efficient water usage and offer simple solutions to this global problem.
Click on the link below to download the campaign note.
Aligning with World Clean Up Day 2019, the Keep It Clean Campaign was launched in August 2019 with a focus on waste reduction within member organisations.
World Cleanup Day is celebrated on the 21st of September. The first world clean up day was celebrated on 15th September 2018, wherein 18 million people from over 158 countries took part. Over 88500 tonnes of waste was collected. Members of the Don Bosco Green Alliance also participated in this event last year.
For World Environment Day 2019, Don Bosco institutions, organizations, and networks all over the world made the demand of young people heard, both, by civil society and especially by decision-makers. Accordingly, Don Bosco Network (DBN) and Don Bosco Green Alliance (DBGA), promoted the campaign, Don’t Suffocate Our Future, for World Environment Day 2019.
On 15th September 2018, 15 million of people in 158 countries united to clean up our world by celebrating WORLD CLEAN UP DAY. It aimed to be the biggest civic action in human history. Volunteers came together to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests and streets. The movement harnessed the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by coming together. The event definitely witnessed an enthusiastic participation from members of the Don Bosco Green Alliance! Cleanup activities by Don Bosco institutions were conducted before, on and even beyond 15th September!
Member institutions from 4 countries – Australia, India, Ghana and Rwanda participated in the event. With around 20 organisations and close to 2000 participants the event witnessed great enthusiasm amongst members of the alliance.
Member institutions from India, Nepal, Ghana and Rwanda organised awareness programs and cleanup campaigns on 5th June 2018 – World Environment Day. Various activities were held to highlight the harmful effects of single use plastics. They also pledged to reduce single use plastics on a personal and at an institutional level. Member institutions conducted activities before and after 5th June 2018 as part of the World Environment Day Programme.