April 23, 2015 - Humas
Earth Day 2015
State University of Malang (UM) celebrates the 45th Earth Day by holding Environmental Seminar entitled " The spirit of caring for the earth, for the glory of the State", on 21 April 2015, and the activities of the Car Free Day and tree planting on April 22, 2015. This event is a collaboration between BEM UM and SMEs MPA Jonggring Salaka.
Tree planting is done symbolically by the Vice Rector, Prof. Dr Hariyono, M.Pd., Vice Rector III, Dr. Syamsul Hadi, M.Pd., M.Ed., along with other UM officials, in the courtyard of the UM Library. There are at least 220 seedlings of seven species of trees that will be given to each faculty for planting.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Hariyono, M.Pd expect this kind of event can be carried out continuously, the student must demonstrate the role and contribution wherever they are.
According to the chief executive, Dina Rosiana, this activity is a form of existence and contribution BEM UM as a commitment to protecting the environment. Health problems are closely related to the environment. "If we are kind to the environment, the environment will provide a good impact as well", said the student of the Law and Citizenship
Meanwhile, CFD aims to disseminate to UM students to reduce reliance on motor vehicles. Important theme in the car-free day, is left motor vehicles at home and walk, or use non-motorized vehicles, or use the public transportation for long trips.
Earth Day launched every year and is celebrated internationally. Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teacher. This date coincides in the spring in the Northern Hemisphere (northern hemisphere) and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day on March 20, a tradition initiated by peace activist John McConnel in 1969. Is the day when the sun is directly over the equator which is often called the March Equinox.
Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 175 countries and is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.