People's health depends on the health of the planet - Medical Association's president

  • 2020-08-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - People's health depends on the health of the planet, the Latvian Medical Association's President Ilze Aizsilniece said at the annual meeting of coordinators of the World Cleanup Day at the Riga Castle on Wednesday.

If we want to be truly healthy, we must not tolerate faulty forest management practices, that coral reefs have been replaced by plastic reefs in the ocean, or that there is water that cannot even be used in agriculture. We have to do everything in our power to save our planet, said Aizsilniece.

It is important that people understand how they can live without polluting the environment and how they can avoid carcinogenic substances, added Aizsilniece.

Today, one month before the World Cleanup Day, the Riga Castle is hosting a discussion about the future of our planet and Latvia as a clean and green country, which is also attended by President Egils Levits, who is a patron of the Nationwide Cleanup Campaign.

The event is attended by the Cleanup Campaign organizers and coordinators from different local governments of Latvia, the President's Chancery told LETA.