Greetings to the beloved people of Rivers State. This is another episode of RivEthics on Radio, our character-building weekend show. I am honoured once again to welcome you to this episode. Please remember that a healthy environment is a big deal. You are a product of your environment. This episode is in commemoration of the World Environment Day, coming up on June the 5th.
The purpose of World Environment Day is to focus worldwide attention on the importance of the environment and stimulate political attention and action. The event seeks to empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership, which will ensure that all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
Since the first celebration in 1974, the World Environment Day has helped the United Nations to reduce ignorance, create awareness and generate political impetus around growing concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming. The Day has developed into a global platform for taking action on urgent environmental issues. Millions of people have taken part over the years, helping drive change in our consumption habits, as well as in national and international environmental policy. The theme for 2019, “Beat Air Pollution,” is a call to action to combat this global crisis. Chosen by this year’s host, China, this year’s topic invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health.
Humans are both creatures and moulders of their environment, which gives them physical sustenance and affords them the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, humans have acquired the power to transform their environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale.
To meet global environmental challenges, we need commitment not only at the political -but also at the corporate and grassroots levels. We need individual commitments and action. Make a commitment today to contribute to a healthy environment and pass the message to friends and family. Together, we will create the momentum leading to greater action.
Let us listen to our guest speaker, Mr. Otto Cannon, Founder Cleancyclers Africa, as he shares his insight on the subject of Beating Air Pollution.
Our dear Rivers People, please remember to always let your manners speak for you.
God bless and keep you and your families and God bless Rivers State
Hon. Justice Mrs. Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike,
The Wife of His Excellency,
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON. GSSRS. POS (Africa),
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