Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peace. Show all posts

World Science Day for Peace and Development- November 10

Science is one of the best tools we have for improving life.
Unfortunately, humanity has used many scientific discoveries and technological inventions in ways that have exacerbated the state of the environment and made the world a less safe place. Thousands of nuclear bombs sit around us waiting ... oil spills at a rate ... burning fossil fuels creates smog and global climate change ... and that's just a small part of how humanity is negatively impacting the world.
Some people look at these grim results of science and technology and blame science itself. They blame inventions and technology rather than humanity itself for the overpopulated population, the urge to control lands and resources, and short-term profit-driven thinking.
The solution to bad use of science is not to remove responsibility from ourselves and blame science, but to use science in a better, more responsible and more mature way, with long-term thinking.
The UN has created Science Day for Peace to urge people to use science in the name of peace and find innovative technologies to make the future sustainable!
The field of sustainable development is extremely important for the environment. The damage done to the environment not only harms vegetation and wildlife but also humans and endangers the present and future of us all. If we continue to live the way we live today, we will already in this century need three planets to survive, instead of one Earth.

Ways to live sustainably

Every day the choices we make in our lives affect the environment, the climate and other species besides us. From what we eat to how many children we decide to give birth to. We can do a lot to “choose sustainability” and reduce our environmental footprint to leave more room for animals and wild plants that are important to our continued existence in the world and advanced science and technologies have an important contribution to make to enable us to do so.

Think twice before you go shopping. Every product we buy has an environmental footprint, from the materials used to make it to the pollution emitted during its production and the packaging that ends its days in landfills. Think about the amount of space we need for the garbage we produce! To get rid of this much garbage one has to bury it in the soil, which pollutes it and our water sources, or burn it, which pollutes the air. Both options are bad for the environment. If you are already buying something, try to buy something recycled or second hand that has minimal packaging.

Make sure your large purchases have great environmental benefits. If you are buying appliances, make sure they are energy efficient. Buying a car? Buy cars that are as fuel efficient as possible. If you are buying a house or apartment, make sure they are built with a standard of green construction. All of these benefits will also reduce your electricity bill and fuel expenses.

Stop using plastic. The plastic is not biodegradable. It fills in vast quantities about 40 percent of the world's oceans. Every year thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed by trapping or suffocating in plastic. You can reduce your use of plastic in a few simple steps: use reusable bags when shopping, use reusable water bottles, use bags as little as possible. Give up the hardships of drinking and avoid products made of plastic or packaged in them if possible (choose products that are not wrapped when you shop in the grocery store or stores, reduce the online shopping that uses a lot of plastic packaging materials).

Reduce the consumption of animal products. Food engineers are developing meat substitutes and substitutes for milk and eggs from plants. Leather and fur products also have synthetic substitutes. The industrial farms for animal husbandry are among the main causes of the environmental crisis. This is according to a detailed UN report examining the impact of the meat, dairy and egg industries on the environment. According to the report, the animal food industries are a major cause of global warming and are responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions as a result of human activity (more than all transportation combined: by air, sea and land).

Avoid products that endanger wildlife. Some products contain ingredients that threaten the living environment of animals, because of deforestation or the use of their water they need. One of the elements that threaten the livelihoods of animals is the palm oil whose production is responsible for the extinction of tropical forests, which are home to a huge variety of organisms, threaten the ecology and contribute to the extinction of wildlife such as the orangutan, sumetra tiger and Asian rhino.

Drive less, drive green. Ride less in cars and walk more or ride a bike. If you are traveling, try to travel with more people to reduce the number of cars on the road, use more public transportation.

November 10 is also Sesame Street Day and Vanilla Cupcake Day

Global Beatles Day - June 25

World Beatles Day is a love letter from around the world to the Beatles. The Beatles came into the world in the 60s of the last century with songs written by their friends Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon themselves, with messages of peace and love, truth and youth.

They brought with them new musical ideas and artistic styles that had not sounded like them until then.World Beatles Day (GBD) was founded in 2009, to honor and celebrate the phenomenon of the Beatles and their Ideals, collectively, and thank them for their gifts to the world, for promoting peace and love, for rhythm and blues, pop, rock and roll, world music and all the beauty That we gave to the world.
The Beatles paved the way for global change in the areas of personal expression, fashion, creativity and art. They had the most impact on world society than anyone else of their time.
The reason for choosing June 25 as a world holiday in honor of the Beatles is that the song "All You Need Is Love," written by John Lennon, aired on the first live broadcast on world television, on the BBC network, on June 25, 1967, To 26 countries around the world.
World Beatles Day is not meant to be a consumer holiday, nor is it a "fandom" day. This day is meant to spread the messages of the band naturally, messages of peace and love, the legacy left by the band.

Here are some of the messages the band left in their songs:
money can't buy me love
I don't care too much for money For money can't buy me love

Remember to let her into your heart 
And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make 
 I get by with a little help from my friends
beatles song
All you need is love

In my life I love you more

World Hello Day- November 21

World Hello Day is a day celebrated in 180 countries around the world. This day was created to encourage us to greet people in peace and to understand how important simple communication is in our daily lives.
The story of how this day was created is long and interesting, and its foundation is in the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Egypt. Hello Day in Wikipedia

The history of World Hello Day
World Hello Day was first created in 1973 with the aim of showing people, and especially the people of the Middle East, that conflicts must and must be resolved through the media and not through violence. The idea is that clear and honest communication brings peace. In the 1970s the conflict between Egypt and Israel was difficult and many people feared it would lead to a great war. Indeed as we know it happened.

World Hello Day was actually created as a direct response to the Yom Kippur War that ended in October 1973, during which thousands of soldiers and civilians were killed, including many soldiers who were tortured and executed.
The idea of World Hello Day was created by Brian McCormack, a doctoral student graduating from Arizona State University, and his brother Michael McCormack, a Harvard graduate.
32 Nobel Peace Prize winners have stated that World Peace Day is a significant value as a tool for promoting peace, and as an event that allows anyone in the world, individual, organization or government, to contribute to the process of creating peace.

How do you celebrate Hello Day?
The goal on this day, celebrated in 180 countries, is for everyone to say "hello" to at least ten people, in order to convey a message to world leaders that conflicts are resolved through the media, not by force. This little gesture is meant to demonstrate, according to the creators of this special day, how communication can be helpful in resolving disputes and preventing conflicts.
If you want to take the idea one step further, you can think of a person in your life who is important to you, but you disagreed with him about something that is really not worth it. Time is a great doctor. Why not look back on your conflict and analyze it from the other side's point of view as well, see the faults and injustices that you are also responsible for and reconnect with that person to put the conflict behind you?
Many people do not know how good it really is to admit you were wrong and say sorry. Instead, they see such behavior as an expression of weakness, when in fact it is an expression of strength and self-confidence. People are often mistaken in thinking that the other person will lose respect for them if they apologize to him and this is also not true. Most people will respect you more because of the ability to admit your responsibility for the situation. It is worth making the effort and lending a hand for peace as a first step.

How do you say hello in other languages?

 Arabic - مرحبا (marhabaan)

Italian - Ciao 

German- Hallo

French- Bonjour

Japanese - こんにちは (Kon'nichiwa)

Hindi- नमस्ते (namaskaar)

Norwegian- God dag

Russian - Привет (Privet)

Spanish- Hola

Thai- สวัสดี! (S̄wạs̄dī)

Chinese- 你好 (Nǐ hǎo)

Hebrew- שלום (Shalom)

Greek - Γειά σου (GEIA SOU)

Korean - 안녕 (annyeong)

Romanian- Salut  

Polish- WITAJ

Swedish - Hej

Suahili- Sasa / Mambo / Jambo 

November 21 is also World Television Day

United Nations Day- October 24th

The United Nations was officially established on October 24, 1945, with the aim of replacing the League of Nations, ending wars between states and providing a basis for dialogue between states.
United Nations Day is marked every year on October 24 to bring to the attention of the peoples of the world the goals and achievements of the United Nations and for their support of the work of the United Nations (from Wikipedia). The UN General Assembly decided on the existence of UN Day in 1947. 

In 1971, the United Nations decided that this day would be an International Day of Celebration and it was recommended to all UN member states to mark it as a public holiday in their countries.
 Throughout the world, United Nations Day has traditionally been marked by conferences, discussions and exhibitions about the goals and achievements of the United Nations.
  Some of the world's international schools celebrate the United Nations Day with the national diversity of their students and, in this context, hold events with multicultural content.

In the picture: The UN flag, a flag of the United Nations with the emblem of the UN in white: the countries of the world are surrounded by olive branches. The flag was adopted on October 20, 1947.

Reconciliation Day - April 2

Reconciliation Day is celebrated on April 2 each year. The nice idea on Reconciliation Day is that if you have a "broken" relationship with someone, it is today to fix it.
If you have someone you fought with, a friend, neighbor, relative, teacher, co-worker or anyone else, today is to renew the relationship, apologize or forgive, atone for what happened and reconcile.
After all, life is too short to waste it on quarrels and anger.
Happy Reconciliation Day!

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