Pulse March / April 2016 | Page 56

GREEN Business Heeding the Call of Mother Nature 54 PULSE ■ March/April 2016 On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. The annual event helps to raise environmental awareness and mobilize means to encourage the protection of Mother BY MAE MAÑACAPNature. Such celebration couldn’t be JOHNSON any more but timely as the world faces the most daunting threat of climate change. In fact, a report by Pew Research Center states that a global median of 54 percent of respondents surveyed in 40 countries around the world are “very concerned” about climate change (read more about this study in Pulse Points, page 14).