World Earth Day
World Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Earth is the only planet in our solar system to have a life. Since the search for newer planets with life is still going on. But until we find life on some other planets, we assume that we are the only life in our solar system.
- Firstly it was celebrated on April “22, 1970”.
- World Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
- On this Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families.
- On the very first occasion, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.
- Every year April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
- Gaylord Nelson founded this occasion while he was working as a US senator.
- It was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.
- Some schools and communities celebrate this Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.
- On this Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions and save fuel.
- This Day is celebrated in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the (EDN) Earth Day Network.
- At Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of this occasion.