Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day, which was founded by Gaylord Nelson, each year on the March equinox, while a global observance in many countries is held each year on April 22. Earth day is held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere.
Earth Day 2007 was one of the largest Earth Days to date, with an estimated billion people participating in the activities in thousands of places like Kiev, Caracas, Ukraine Tuvalu, Manila, Togo, Madrid, London and New York.
Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide. Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect change in local, national, and global policies. Earth Day Network's international network reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries, while the domestic program engages 5,000 groups and over 25,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in Earth Day Network campaigns every year.(Source: Green Wiki)
FSTC celebrates Earth Day
Established in 2002, the web portal MuslimHeritage was the first major project of Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), UK. It is a unique online education community of Muslims and non-Muslims seeking to advance human civilisation through the study of Muslim heritage. Pioneered by FSTC, it is an ambitious project aimed at raising global awareness of the importance and relevance of this heritage.
FSTC would like to take your attention to its articles related to environment and nature in this special Earth Day:
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Gardens, Nature and Conservation in Islamby: Selected Quotes The notion, repeated in the Quran, of Paradise as a garden (al-janna, "The Garden") is symbolized in the form of Andalusi gardens, a few of which survive physically and some of which are described in literary sources.
Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarraby: Prof. Qasim Al-Samarrai The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or in Samarra, was born within the already existing cultural tradition of Mesopotamia, where the art of gardening had been perfected many centuries before.
Contribution of Ibn Sina to the development of Earth Sciencesby: Dr. Munim M. Al-Rawi Ibn Sina, better known in the West as Avicenna, has a leading contribution in his famous Encyclopaedia of Philosophy and Natural Sciences "Kitab AI-Shifa" presenting principles that inspired scholars like Leonardo Da Vinci.
Animal Care by: FSTC Limited By way of faith, Muslims have a strong regard for the care of animals. This is due to the attention that the Prophet (peace be upon him) gave to the wellbeing and good-treatment of other creatures of God. Muslims believe that an ill-treated animal will testify against its abuser before God. This article provides a deeper insight into the Islamic attitude towards animals.
The Secret Gardens of Sana'aby: Tim Mackintosh-Smith In this article Tim Mackintosh-Smith investigates the horticultural past of Sana'a. Whereas as once Yemen at large was well known as a land lavishly green, Mackintosh-Smith discovers quite a different story amidst a city coping with the conflicting demands of modernity, and rumours of an increasingly nostalgic history.
Professor Al-Hassani addressed in a keynote lecture the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit organised in Istanbul on 10-11 April 2013. His speech in a session on the "Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue" was entitled "A Holistic World Systemic Model for Government Decision Makers". We present hereafter the text of this lecture with illustrations.