22 April – Earth Day

This year’s annual celebration of our planet was marked by hundreds of different events and pledges, including the Climate Summit held by the powerful ones of the earth.

Lots of words which will hopefully be followed by deeds … .

To commemorate this day, launched by the UN in 1970, we highlight the initiative of the Società Italiana di Pedologia and the Società Dantesca Italiana. On 22 April, they presented the writings of Dante Alighieri about the Earth, accompanied by various explanations performed by Riccardo Mei. This brilliant initiative – only in Italian – shows how the writings and thought of the late 13th century are still valid and meaningful today.

La Divina Terra – la Terra e il Suolo nell’opera dantesca Giornata della Terra (Earth Day)