The Earth as a common home

The Earth as a common home

  The verb “to conserve” (or “to preserve”), derives from the Latin word “conservàre”, composed of the particle cum (with) and the verb servare (save). Just think about how many things in our lives we have preserved, or “saved from time”: objects and toys from...
How does climate change make you feel?

How does climate change make you feel?

Writing on International Climate Change Day is definitely not easy. Firstly, because I’m afraid no one knows that June 21st is the day dedicated to climate change (neither did I until some time ago!) and, secondly, because so much has already been written about...
Healthy Land, Healthy People

Healthy Land, Healthy People

Photo: Avijit Ghosh – Future Without Green (India)/ UNCDD Photo contest 2018 The motto “Healthy Land; Healthy People” is truer today than ever. 17 JUNE – As World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, today we reflect on how our attitudes can have a...
World food safety day

World food safety day

Today is the second anniversary of the World Food Safety Day, a day established by the United Nations (UN) to draw attention to food safety both in terms of “Food Security”, meant as access to food resources, and in terms of “Food Safety ”, with...
A living planet

A living planet

Today, 22nd May, is the International Day for Biological Diversity, a day in which to celebrate the variety of life on our planet. I personally believe that this truly is a special day, even more of several holidays every year we wait for: today we celebrate the...
What is the Earth Day?

What is the Earth Day?

Wikipedia answers me this way: “Earth Day is the name used to refer to the day on which we celebrate the environment and the conservation of planet Earth.” This definition is not what I am looking for; I need an analogy with something familiar. To simplify...