At Plan International Canada, Earth Day is so much more than an event or a day in the calendar. It marks our commitment to protecting our environment and educating the next generation to do the same.
We know that the climate is changing and have noticed an increase in natural disasters around the world. To mitigate the risks of these disasters and help save lives, we’re committed to engaging youth to help their communities become more resilient to the impact.
They participate and help design local programs and are given the opportunity to share what action they believe their governments should take to protect their futures. Youth are also being taught how to green their communities and become disaster risk management leaders.
The environment continues to grow as a priority area for us and we will be incorporating it further into our work. In addition to youth, we also work to build community in areas at-risk of natural disasters. Establishing support networks reduces how vulnerable people will be, if and when disaster strikes.
On behalf of the children we work with, Happy Earth Day! We hope these photos give you some hope for the future of our planet.
You can save children’s lives
Plan International has been doing emergency response work for over 80 years. And we know that when disaster strikes, children are the most vulnerable. You can help us provide safe spaces, water, food and shelter by supporting our Emergency Relief Fund.