Greenery Day is celebrated on May 4 in Japan. This is a day that has been set aside for nature appreciation. On this day, commemorative plantings of trees are held around the country, as are many events that bring people closer to nature.
Gardens offer active and participatory stimuli and distract the patients from their state of suffering and stress, an aid to free the mind and body, to recover a contact with themselves, with others and the world.
Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans are filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires, floods, and hurricanes have affected millions of people. We continue to face a worldwide health pandemic linked to the health of our ecosystem. For International Mother Earth Day 22 April, let's be reminded that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. Let’s promote harmony with nature.