Today, Icelanders celebrate the Day of Icelandic Nature for the fifth time, RÚV reports. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to environmentalist Ómar Ragnarsson’s contribution to environmental protection and public education about the importance of Icelandic nature.
Many people use the opportunity to share nature-related pictures, stories, music or poetry, on social media. When doing so, they’ve been using the hashtags #stadurinnminn (“my place”) and #DÍN (abbreviation for “Day of Icelandic Nature” in Icelandic). The goal is to use this day to open people’s eyes to the country’s unique nature, its uses and value.
Today, Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir presented the ministry’s media prize. The winners of the award are Erlendur Bogason and Pétur Halldórsson for their TV series The Biosphere in the Ocean Around Iceland, broadcast on N4.
The selection committee said the program was ambitious and pointed the spotlight at an undersea world, hidden from most. The subject is unique, the script well done, and the cooperation of the producers has returned unique results, which have caught the attention of people abroad. The subject is both entertaining and educational.
Iceland Review was among the nominees.
There will be educational programs all around the country to celebrate the day. For a complete list of events, please visit the website of the Ministry for the Environment.