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International Serene Day

The International Serene Day (ISD) is proposed to be observed annually on 20 March, the first day of spring, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2022. The first day of Spring (season) or spring equinox represents new beginnings, rejuvenation, and growth and is a significant day around the world.

Proposed UN Resolution


An annual Serene Day to be observed on March 20, was first proposed by Dr. Chaitanya Hiremath, founder and president of SEALOEarth, in his UN address in 2022, at the Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature in Commemoration of International Mother Earth Day. (video)

Address at the UN General Assembly on April 24, 2023

Progress of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

After four years of promotion of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the 193 countries agreed on in 2015 in Addis Ababa, five reports on the progress of the SDGs appeared in the summer of 2019. Based on these reports, the Basel Institute of Commons and Economics synopsis shows which of the 17 goals were addressed in priority and which ones were left behind. The Climate was ranked second after Health. But the saddest finding is the last rank for maintaining our Biodiversity on Land and below Water. (report)


The magnitude of climate change and loss of biodiversity is enormous, however numerous other important aspects are often overlooked as a priority. It is critical to foster pride in our unique planet because mere will and resolve are not enough to restore its serenity. Keeping in mind the well-being of all inhabitants of planet Earth, Serene Day is needed to create awareness of anthropogenic intervention at several levels, which encompass air, water, land, light, sound, thermal, nuclear, and space. International Serene Day (ISD) provides the opportunity for humanity to appreciate the beauty of nature and the grandeur of life around us.

Anthropogenic intervention

Anthropogenic intervention refers to human activities as the main driver of change. Air pollution, water pollution, and land pollution are well-known. Some of the lesser-known interventions include:



Enjoy the first day of spring in the 21st century, in style and contemplation of nature!



We are grateful to the restaurants that have honored ISD by providing a "candlelight experience" when customers mention 'Serene Day'. This will put a spotlight on light pollution. Baby turtles will thank you!




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