MISS TOURISM GHANA 2014 AND TEMA LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL TO OBSERVE EARTH DAY WITH PUPILS IN TEMA
Miss Tourism Ghana 2014-2015, Miss Naa Teidey Ofori with The Zonal Chairman of theTema Lions Club International, Mrs Delphine Brew Hammond alongside one thousand pupils will tomorrow observed Earth Day in Tema.
The April 22 Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches. Some people are encouraged to sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction. Television stations frequently air programs dealing with environmental issues.
However, Earth Day is not a public holiday and public life, with regard to transport schedules and opening hours for schools and businesses, is not affected.
In Ghana, likewise the 92 countries worldwide that observe this day, one thousand pupils will observe the day on the theme: IT’S OUR TURN TO LEAD. The Zonal Chairman of the Tema Lions Club International Mrs Delphine Brew Hammond, Miss Tourism Ghana Naa Teidey Ofori 2014 reigning queen till August 2015 etc Will be there to lead at the Tema Government school Community 7 NR 1&2 Basic School from 8:00am to 9:30am.
HISTORY OF EARTH DAY
The April 22 Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. It was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.
Symbols used by people to describe Earth Day include: an image or drawing of planet earth; a tree, a flower or leaves depicting growth; or the recycling symbol. Colors used for Earth Day include natural colors such as green, brown or blue.
STORY BY: NTEWUSU PHILOMINA LISA
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