“Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and liveable place.” — Scott Peters
Earth Day is an international event celebrated across the globe reiterating the significance and need for human interventions, in the creation of a prosperous and sustainable environment. A webinar with the theme “Restore our Earth” was conducted by IIM Simaur, Himachal Pradesh on International Earth Day, 2022. The webinar started at 11 AM on April 22nd, 2022, and speakers from diverse fields from academicians to businessmen from industrial backgrounds were invited to deliver their ideas and suggestions on how the Earth’s health can be restored.
The focus was laid on the partnership of the three P’s- Planet, People, and Profit, pointing out the fact that profit can only be gained by people when it is in harmony with the planet’s health. Several intellectual ideas were put forward by the speakers for balancing and stabilizing the health of the planet through mindful consumption and distribution of resources and switching to renewable energy to reduce fuel burning and carbon emission. Resulting in the creation of profits through stabilizing the business and attracting more customers.
The insightful webinar was attended with enthusiasm by a number of trainees and the faculty members of the Gitarattan Institute of Advanced Studies and Training, Rohini. The trainees could clearly identify the inputs of the webinar, which can be summed up by stating that we need to act in a mindful and bold manner while coming up with innovative ideas from every sector that could potentially lower the prospected global threats and implementation of these ideas in an equitable manner by nations and individuals belonging to any age group.