Earth is our shared home. It’s our duty to love and protect it. “Wake up in the morning, wash, put yourself in order – put your planet in order too,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in “The Little Prince.” Thus, Oksana Kremin held an educational event “Planet Earth is our shared home!” for children from the summer Christian camp with the aim of bringing up love for the native land, and forming an ecological culture in the young generation.
During the event, its participants tried to look into the face of our planet, and see all the sides of Earth. Children demonstrated their knowledge of natural sciences by actively answering quiz questions, connecting depicted animals of the same environment, making crafts from waste, sorting garbage, and making a “Memorial in the natural surrounding”. It should be pointed out that the children exchanged stories about their active participation in various nature conservation actions, thus taking care of the preservation of the environment. Our blue planet is often compared to a huge spaceship flying through the universe. A mankind is the crew of this ship. A beautiful and wise comparison. Therefore, it is the sacred duty of all to constantly care for the well-being of our shared home, and also for ourselves.
The event was held within the framework of the project “Responsibility for Creation and Women of the Carpathians”, which is implemented by the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the Ecological Commission of Mukachevo Greek Catholic Eparchy in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Bamberg (Erzbistum Bamberg), the Diocese of Würzburg (Bistum Würzburg) and Renovabis (Organization for Assistance to Eastern Europe from the Catholic Church in Germany).
Informational Service of IRCEF: Oksana Kremin, head of the department of organizational and mass work of TRENCSY