Earth day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Even though we should be thankful to earth every day for all the resources, beauty, love and care it has provided us, this day holds a special significance to celebrate and honour the only plant we have.
The earth is battling with various environmental, social and economical problems that have been originated due to human interest, need and greed. There has never been a better time than NOW to start thinking about the mother earth and heal the wound that we have created. It’s time to do something, no matter how big or small, to conserve, protect, or preserve our planet to thrive on for many, many years.
This earth day let’s look upon some of the beautiful words created for the mother earth:
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The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 where 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the Industrial Revolution.
In 2009, the United Nations renamed Earth Day, International Mother Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in the United States. In recognition of his hard work, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.
More than 100 thousand people in China rode their bikes on Earth Day 2012. They did this to save fuel and to reduce the CO2 emissions from vehicles.
More than 1 billion people were celebrating Earth Day by 2010, which was Earth Day’s 40th anniversary. More than 180 countries celebrated, and Facebook has become a popular tool to spread the word.
Earth Day is meant to show support for protecting the environment
Let’s look at these beautiful video now:
Some eye opening facts:
Our small steps towards change can make a big difference: