Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd to promote solidarity for efforts to protect the environment. On an international level, Earth Day has been observed for over fifty years. In 2020, over one hundred million people from 192 countries participated in Earth Day events around the world.
BIS values the idea of clean air, clean water and the protection of biodiversity. We also find that celebrating Earth Day offers many opportunities for students to learn about life sciences and environmental ethics. While a sense of responsibility for our planet should be part of everyday practice, Earth Day reminds us of the value of all creatures and life forms, great and small.
Earth Day gives our community a chance to reflect on nature, and our own place on earth. BIS participates in many different activities related to ecology, conservation and environmental awareness.