Icelandic Nature Day is celebrated every year on 16 September and encourages individuals, schools, institutions, companies and NGOs to consider this in their activities. This day is chosen as it is also the birthday of Ómar Ragnarsson, a beloved national figure who has spent his life defending Icelandic nature – sometimes even arrested for defending it. He turned 80 yesterday and was honored by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources for his life.
Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources appears that, “Few things have shaped the Icelandic nation like nature. Icelanders have adapted their lives to the interplay of fire and ice, sweltering weather gods and powerful tides. “
Schools can work creatively project with their students to raise their awareness, interest and knowledge of the importance of nature and our impact on it.
In connection with Icelandic Nature Day, the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources will also present two awards: the Sigríður í Brattholt Nature Conservation Award and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources’ media award.
This year, the media award was given to Arnhildur Hálfdánardóttir, a journalist at RÚV. She won the award for the series Loftslagsþerapíuna, which was on Channel 1’s program last winter. The jury’s statement says that Arnhildur has managed, both in words and tones, to approach facts about one of the most pressing issues of our time in a warm and artistic way.
Kári Kristjánsson received the Nature Conservation Award. According to RÚV, he is also known as the “Icelandic ranger” where he has participated in nature conservation with great interest and interest in recent decades. He has e.g.
Source: The Nordic Page