Mohali: Chhatbir Zoo successfully celebrated World Earth Day 2022 under the theme of ‘Invest In our Planet’ calling for businesses to shift towards sustainable practices. This movement is expected to change the business climate, the political climate, and how to take the action on the climate.
The history of World Earth Day is that, On April 22, 1970, 20 million American citizens took to the streets across the city to protest against the environmental crisis such as water pollution, oil spilling, forest fire, air pollution etc. That street protest created a huge buzz and spread like wildfire as hundreds of cities joined gradually to the revolution to make it one of the biggest protests on the globe. From the first World Day movement to the current World Day 2022 celebration, the planet made the largest civic event to remember forever.
Kalpana K, IFS, Field Director, Chhatbir Zoo initiated the World Earth Day 2022 program in Zoo with a plantation drive. Field Director Chhatbir Zoo said, “Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods.”. The visitors also participated in the plantation drive of Chhatbir Zoo.
Also special awareness sessions were being organized in the interpretation center. In these sessions the zoo education officer Mr Harpal singh delivered an interactive talk on the importance of nature and environment to the spectators.