The Role of Civic Initiative in Environmental Policy
This case study dwells on the Earth Day holiday, which is celebrated on April 22 and is a worldwide movement launched to disseminate information about environmental protection. The article presents the history of Earth Day and related historical facts. The case study also lists holiday themes that change every year and mentions the events that caused the choice of these topics.
I think that today many environmental problems are destroying the planet, making our habitat uninhabitable. Air pollution, climate change, global warming, radioactive emissions into the atmosphere, and mountains of all kinds of waste are just the beginning of the list of environmental challenges that humanity has to solve. Half a century ago, most people did not even think about environmental problems. However, recent changes in nature, climate, and animal behavior have become so obvious that it is no longer possible to turn a blind eye to the global ecology.
I think that is why Earth Day is a great opportunity to influence the environment and teach people to take care of it to prevent the coming ecological crisis on the planet. Every year it is celebrated by more than a billion people on the planet, holding various parades, flash mobs, promotions, and charity events. I believe that all these actions can draw attention to environmental problems at the local, global and national levels.
This article examines the role and significance of civic initiative in environmental policy. The authors identify several groups of problems in the process of formation of civil society in the context of environmental policy (Johnson et al., 2020). The study also identifies the causes of violations of citizens’ rights in the field of ecology.
Johnson, M. L., Campbell, L. K., & Svendsen, E. S. (2020). Conceptualizing, analyzing, and supporting stewardship: Examining the role of civil society in environmental governance. Ecology and Society, 25(4), 14-15.