It is about human nature to define specific goals, establish rules, give designations, set the horizon, divide into categories. All this is for the sake of ordering chaos. It is difficult for a human being to see and embrace infinity. But it was from very nothing, from dust, from chaos, that the Earth and the entire solar system were born. Our planet was formed more than 4.5 billion years ago through complex chemical reactions and physical impacts.
Earth is a unique cosmic body with special, favorable conditions for numerous life forms. This is also the greatest work of art, which contains a unique original collection of fairy rocks and colorful lakes, majestic waterfalls and fabulous caves, fire-breathing craters and the deepest sinkholes in the ocean.
Land resources are the most important type of natural resources that are used for the needs of production, ecosystems, and housing. Anthropogenic impact on the soil is huge. If in ancient times, intensive agricultural activity led to the degradation of fertile lands, the civilizations collapse and the desertisation, today the consequences of human economic activity have an extensive classification: from soil erosion, pollution, depletion to alkalinization and dehumification.
The most common sources of soil pollution include gases and dust emitted by industrial plants, solid and liquid industrial and municipal wastes, chemicals used in agriculture, vehicle emissions. Due to such negative factors, the composition, state and structure of the soil change, which leads to a decrease in its fertility and productivity. As a result, the quality of food and animal feed is deteriorating.
Rescuing soils is possible, but it takes years. On a professional scale, a complex and time-consuming method of recultivation, restoration of the soil fertile layer, is used for this.
Can a single person help the Earth?
It is feasible and affordable for everyone to sort waste, compost organic waste, treat water resources carefully and correctly, partially reduce the use of cars with an internal combustion engine and the consumption of animal products.
On April 22, 2022, the International Earth Day is celebrated for the 52nd time. In 1971, the UN Secretary General asked people to unite, neighbour friendly, take care of our common fragile home, and established a holiday. Earth Day was also a response to the massive oil spill in the waters near Santa Barbara, California, in the United States in 1969.
Every spring and, in particular, on April 22, in different cities of the world, people gather for environmental rallies, hold charity concerts, and participate in mass cleanup events.
Employees of our power plants annually organize environmental events aimed at preserving the environment. This year, in addition to community cleanup days, it is planned to refuse to use a car for a day if possible, to conduct a series of eco-lectures and webinars in order to restore the Earth's resources and make our world cleaner.