Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life.
First celebrated in 1970, this year marks its 52nd anniversary.
Earth Day It was first observed in the United States, when some 20 million people took to the streets to protest against the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.
the landmark Paris Agreement, which was signed by nearly 200 countries to set a common target to reduce global greenhouse emissions, was signed on Earth Day in 2016.
According to earthday.org, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, the mission is to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide”.
In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 as ‘International Mother Earth Day’.
According to the UN, International Mother Earth Day is celebrated as a reminder that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.
We have been seeing a spurt of climate events over the last decade or more that have affected millions of people, from extreme heat to wildfires and floods.
It explains, “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate.