Happy Earth Day 2020

SOURCE: https://newsd.in/earth-day-2020-heres-history-theme-and-significance-of-the-day/

Earth Day 2020: Every year, Earth Day is observed on April 22. This year’s celebration will mark 50 years of Earth Day. Earth Day is recognized as the world ’s largest secular commemorative event, with more than one billion people attending this event every year to change people ’s behavior and trigger policy changes.

Now, with the destruction of climate change becoming more and more obvious every day, the fight for a clean environment is becoming more and more urgent.

Theme for Earth Day 2020:

This year’s theme of Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Coping with the great challenges of climate change, but also huge opportunities has made this issue the most urgent topic for the 50th anniversary.

History of Earth Day:

Earth Day is a unified response to crisis environment-oil spills, smog, and rivers are so heavily polluted that they catch fire.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans (at that time, 10% of the US population) took to the streets, university campuses, and hundreds of cities to protest ignorance of the environment and demand new development paths for the planet.

The first Earth Day was praised for launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the largest civic activity on the planet.

Celebration during lockdown:

Earth Day is April 22 every year. No specific time can be observed during the day. It is often mistaken for “Earth Hour” at the end of March. In “Earth Hour”, as a commitment to the earth, people turned off unnecessary lighting from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

At the same time, NASA encourages people to use #EarthDayAtHome tags to share photos and images of how you observe Earth Day at home. Because the coronavirus lockdown, people around the world are at home, let us make this Earth Day worthwhile, and contribute to building a better planet.

How did you celebrate Earth Day during lockdown recycling, planting a tree, or maybe grow a small garden. Whatever you did I hope you woke up to feel the sun on your face and the super clean air we have been breathing these past few weeks!

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