"Planet vs. Plastics", " The Planet against plastic ": is the theme of the 54th edition of Earth Day , which is celebrated today throughout the world .

The American NGO organizing the event, Earthday.org, is calling for a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics in 2040 .

The Day was born in 1970 in the United States, on the initiative of local politicians and activists. Over the years it has spread throughout the world, supported by the NGO earthday.org.

In the General States of the Environment for young people, the students will meet to produce a document intended for the G7 Climate, Environment and Energy ministers, an event that will be held in Turin from 28 to 30 April, at the Reggia di Venaria.

And today in Rome Luca Barbarossa will be the protagonist of the Concert for the Earth on the Fuksas Nuvola stage. The singer-songwriter, in the live RaiPlay show, will be accompanied by his Social Band and other artists committed to promoting the theme "Peace and Environment".

Also today in Milan at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, a meeting on pollution is scheduled with the mayors of Milan, Bologna, Turin, Venice and Treviso and the scientific director of Asvis Enrico Giovannini, scientific director of ASviS. A conference on the just ecological transition will be held in Bologna, organized by the Inequality and Diversity Forum, Italian Caritas and the Italian Episcopal Conference, with Cardinal Matteo Zuppi and the coordinator of the Dd Forum Fabrizio Barca.

Earth Day Cefalù is also scheduled until April 25th, with various events in the Sicilian city.

Initiatives also took place in Sardinia , where waste collection from the island's beaches took place over the weekend.


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