International World Earth Day is celebrated every year, as an annual event by the people, all across the world, on 22nd of April, in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety, as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures and shed a light on environmental issues that matter. It promotes an ideal of peace and sustainability for all.
First time, the world earth day was celebrated in the year 1970. It was made into an international day in 1990 and is now celebrated by almost 193 countries every year.
It is designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was first proposed at a UNESCO conference a year earlier, by activist John McConnell. There is reason behind the title of this celebration as “Earth Day”. It was suggested by number of people in 1969 and the idea came with as a rhyming word of birthday (Earth day). The aim of this celebration is to be the start of a global movement, to create world citizens fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its threat to the planet. The hope is that such a movement will encourage people to take action against climate change and to defend the environment.
For founding the earth day celebration, United States Wisconsin Senator “Gaylord Nelson” was honored, later, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for his participation in this great job. Later, this day was focused, globally, by the original national coordinator, Denis Hayes, in the year 1990, among almost 141 nations. Most of the earth day communities celebrate it for the whole week with the name Earth Week, to focus on many environmental issues. In this way, 22nd of April 1970 has been marked as the anniversary of the modern environmental movement.
People from all over the world, celebrate it, with great enthusiasm and interest, to save the natural assets of their earth. Worldwide inhabitants took part in the event celebration. People perform outdoor activities related to the earth safety, like planting new trees, picking up roadside waste materials, recycling of wastes, energy conservation and so many. Some people request governments to take immediate action to prevent the day by day increasing global warming and other environmental destruction.
Last year, a project called "Trees for the Earth" was rolled out. It sets the goal of planting 7.8 billion trees – one for every person on the planet – by 2020. Usually, the celebrations held as school events that aims to educate pupils about these issues. On the longer-term, the Earth Day Network would like to see every student, around the world, graduating high school, as an environmental and climate literate citizen. The theme of World Earth Day this year. is “Environmental and Climate Literacy” .
Hence, we invite all the planet residents to be active and participate on this day’s activities, in a way or other, to honor and cherish our only origin motherhood planet.