Every year on June 5, Russia celebrates Ecologist’s Day – a professional holiday not only for environmental protection specialists, but also for all those who are not indifferent to nature. The choice of date is not accidental: it was on June 5, 1972 that the first UN conference on the environment was held.
What do you need to know about this day? In Russia, the holiday was established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin on June 21, 2007, and was first held in 2008. This day is also celebrated as World Environment Day.
The ecological situation, careful use of natural resources, work on improving the environmental situation has become one of the country’s priorities. After all, the health and well-being of modern residents of Russia and future generations depend on these factors. Moreover, the right of Russians to a favorable environment is enshrined in Article 42 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
How the day of the ecologist is celebrated in 2021 in Russia
Celebrating the day of the ecologist is aimed at drawing attention to environmental problems. The purpose of the holiday is to strengthen interaction between people in environmental matters, change approaches to environmental issues and accelerate their resolution in the name of a safe and prosperous future.
What events take place on Ecologist’s Day in June
On Ecologist’s Day, public events are widely held: subbotniks, bike rides, marathons, “green” concerts, tree planting, waste recycling and waste recycling campaigns. Schools and educational institutions hold special class hours and “green” lessons that educate children in a conscious attitude towards nature; thematic posters, essays, and creative competitions are specially prepared for them.
The holiday is also widely celebrated by Russian environmentalists, environmentalists, public figures, environmental activists and other people who are not indifferent to environmental issues.
The enterprises hold reporting meetings on the results of work aimed at preserving the environment, conferences, round tables, forums and presentations.
The joint efforts of public and environmental organizations organize competitions among the population, exhibitions of fine arts, landscaping, parks, public spaces, planting plants and flowers, environmental workshops, quests, lectures, exhibitions, excursions, thematic events and other activities.
In 2020, the Russian government developed a plan to reduce greenhouse emissions until 2050, which are also an important part of the environmental agenda. This plan was prepared as a follow-up to the Paris Climate Agreement, under which countries plan to keep the increase in the average temperature on the planet within 1.5-2°C. Otherwise, risks are created not only for the health and safety of people and all living things, but also for the national economy.
According to the document, by 2050 Russia will reduce greenhouse emissions by 36% from the 1990 level. To this end, it is planned to apply energy-saving technologies in industry, energy, transport and other areas, actively process waste, reclaim landfills, use energy-efficient products, protect forests from fires and deforestation, and take other important measures.
These and other important questions are raised on Ecologist Day. The online space does not stand aside either: netizens who are not indifferent to environmental problems arrange flash mobs on social networks, post thematic posts, and launch online projects.
Environmental responsibility is the basic rule of modern human behavior. Thanks to the Day of the Ecologist, Russians increase their environmental education and unite to help nature and make the world around them more beautiful, safer and better.