The issue of ecological problems was first raised at the international UN conference in Stockholm in 1972. 20 years past, it was discussed once again at the meeting in Rio de Janeiro due to signing the Declaration on Environment and Development. In Russia, this date was established in 1991 and has been celebrated ever since on May 12.
This event helps to make environmental actions more popular with the population, also, it keeps up to date the ecological knowledge of all directions of human activity. On this day, both educational and practical ecological actions are held. People participate in environmental events, focusing mainly on cleaning the waterside, parks and greenery planting.
This event concerns everyone who takes part in promoting the idea of nature conservation. Thanks to ecological education, people become aware of catastrophic effects that their destructive attitude towards nature can lead to, and most importantly, how to avoid such effects.