Earth Day – 22nd April

Earth Day is one of the two days (other day is World Environment Day) celebrated by environmentalists around the world with a pledge to protect the environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. The first three people who came forward to select this day as Earth day were U.S Senator Gaylord Nelson, Congressman Pete McCloskey and Denis Hayes, a young activist.

  • This day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. 20 million Americans took part in it. It was ten percent of the American population. This was the first environmental movement in human history in which so many people participated.
  • In 1990 Earth Day was celebrated for the first time around the world. 200 million people took part that year.
  • In 2016 the U.N chose Earth Day as the day of signing of the paris climate agreement into force.
  • In 2020, 50th Earth Day mobilised a billion people worldwide to raise a voice against Environmental degradation.
  • In 2021 i.e. this year the theme of 51st Earth Day is “Restore our Earth”

Did you know ?

Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”
Published in 1962 first raised concern about pollution caused by pesticides used in agriculture.

1 thought on “Earth Day – 22nd April”

  1. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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