22 April is Earth Day: Climate Change and Low Carbon Living
Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on 22 April, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every 22 April by more than 500 million people in 192 countries.
The theme of Earth Day this year was "Climate Change", with the mission of conveying the same message of relieving climate change as in our newly opened attraction - "Polar Adventure", our park pro-actively promotes low carbon living through educational programmes. Earth Day lied on our Park annual event "Animal Month – In High Definition", with the theme "Connecting you with Chicks, Pups, Calves and More!", showcasing amazing animal breeding processes through different educational attractions, to know more about animal chicks’ living conditions, so as to encourage guests to protect our environment for our next generation. From the Talk Show with Tux in the "Animal Breeding Showcase" at Old Hong Kong, guests can real-time interact with Tux, a South Pole penguin, who shared his breeding habits and advocate low carbon living to against climate change.
Besides, the slogans "Today is Earth Day – Face Climate Change; Go Green Monday!" and "Make Every Day Earth Day!" were posted on Facebook and the Tip Boards in the Park on 22 April. Earth Day announcements were also made to visitors during all entertainment shows and animal narrations to urge guests’ support on Earth Day and try to find some ways in our daily life to protect our planet!
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