Being an environmentalist has never been so fun

Being an environmentalist has never been so fun

Sep 14, 2017
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As something we can’t really see, the Ozone Layer isn’t always top of our list of priorities when it comes to the environment, but without it our precious planet would look very different. In honor of possibly the most important regions of Earth's stratosphere, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer will be observed on September 16 across the globe.

The event, which plays an important role in protecting human health and the environment, commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.

To mark the 30 year anniversary, the fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet, is getting some extra special attention in the form of a cool communication campaign called #OzoneHeroes.

The campaign, launched on September 14, seeks to celebrate the major accomplishments of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer and make climate conscious heroes of us all. As in previous years school educators throughout the world will be organizing classroom activities that focus on topics related to the ozone layer, climate change and ozone depletion. Educators will be able use a handful of nifty resources available on the campaign website that are specifically tailored to address topics focusing on protecting the environment.

As part of the celebrations, there will be plenty of other shiny events going on around the world such as promoting ozone-friendly products and special programs and events aimed at raising awareness as well as the distribution of awards to those who have done their bit for everyone’s favorite Layer!

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YONI COHEN, EDITOR & WRITER
A Geography geek to his core, Yoni is a proud introvert and is happiest when traveling, dancing, baking, doing yoga, running or taking pictures of beautiful flowers. He writes about mindfulness, introversion, travel and the benefits of slowing down and enjoying the simple things in life.

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