International Mother Earth Day
When the UN named April 22nd International Mother Earth Day in 2009, it demonstrated how far the environmental justice movement had come. With roots tracing back to the 1970s — before the widespread awareness of the importance of environmental protection — Mother Earth Day reminds us of the power of advocacy and action.
Today, we at Dimitra are celebrating the achievements of the activists that came before us while also acknowledging the immense amount of work still to be done.
This day is about spreading awareness of the interconnectedness of humans and nature, and about fostering a sense of interdependence that will inspire our society to protect the earth and all the species that inhabit it.
The Accelerating Threat to Our Planet
There is a long list contributing to the climate crisis that is continuing to destroy our planet.
Man-made changes to nature and crimes that disrupt biodiversity make it increasingly difficult to reverse the damages done.
Deforestation, in particular, is a destructive practice that results in widespread habitat loss at a level that our planet cannot sustain. Last month, we acknowledged the International Day of Forests and discussed how Dimitra’s technology was designed to minimize the harmful impacts of deforestation.
Other factors contributing to the climate crises include land-use changes, the illegal wildlife trade, and intensified agriculture.
Healthy environments not only provide us with bountiful natural resources, but they also benefit public health by preventing the spread of disease. This is because biological diversity limits the ability of pathogens to spread.
“Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet — and its people. “ — UN Official Website
By abusing natural resources, we slowly decrease their availability to us. The UN estimates that approximately one million different species are presently facing extinction.
Every single one of us possesses a powerful tool to aid in the fight against the climate crisis: a voice. On Mother Earth Day, talk to your friends and family about climate change. Take some time to consider your role on this planet. Not as a person or professional, but as a part of the ecosystem.
Make a Difference and Sponsor a Farmer
Moreover, another way to help make an impact is with Dimitra’s Sponsorship Program. Improve food security and sustainability and make a real and tangible difference in the lives of farmers who need our technology but can’t afford it.
When DMTR token holders stake tokens, they can also sponsor individual farms and projects with which Dimitra works.
How Dimitra is Working to Protect the Planet
Dimitra has an established history of working to defend Mother Earth. Our Deforestation Compliance Module helps support every stage of the supply chain that is impacted by the EU’s new deforestation law.
Our technology provides farmers with data-driven, sustainable, and actionable solutions that help them combat the impacts of intensified agriculture. Plus, we encourage sustainable agriculture by creating opportunities for farmers of all sizes and income levels.
To learn more about how Dimitra is working to support farmers and end the climate crisis, visit https://dimitra.io/