On Monday 22nd April, Inkaterra will be celebrating Earth Day 2019, an annual event held to promote sustainability whilst also raising awareness of environmental concerns. With events estimated to be taking place in over 190 countries this year, the Earth Day initiative has grown immeasurably since its conception 49 years ago.
Started by American environmental activist Senator Gaylor Nelson, Earth Day was created as a means of bringing people together to recognise the importance of protecting and respecting our planet. Thus, the first Earth Day was observed on 22nd April 1970 by thousands of school children, college students and communities across America.
In 1990, an official Earth Day organisation was founded by Denis Hayes, at which point the original initiative became an international mission. Now, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Working through a combination of education, public policy and campaigns, Earth Day continues to bring pressing environmental issues onto the world stage.
As pioneers of eco-tourism at Inkaterra, our commitment to sustainability and conservation means Earth Day has always been an important date in our calendar. In previous years, guests at all of our hotels have been able to participate in activities designed to celebrate the occasion.
From litter-picking at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, to a reforestation campaign at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica and an educational workshop for school children at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, all of our properties participate with events and activities.
At Inkaterra, we are proud of our annual Earth Day celebrations, and encourage everyone to get involved with Earth Day 2019. We would love to see how you spend Earth Day this year, so please be sure to tag @inkaterrahotels and use the hashtag #Inkaterra to share your experience with us.
For more information, please visit www.inkaterra.com