Earth Day is on April 22, which is the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that was held in 1970.
Earth Day aims to bring awareness about climate change and global warming.
Earth Day is universally acknowledged as the world’s largest secular celebration, with over a billion people participating each year in a day of action to improve human behaviour and generate global, national, and local policy changes.
As the effects of climate change become more obvious every day, the fight for a clean environment is becoming increasingly urgent.
As awareness of our climate issue develops, so does civil society participation, which is currently at an all-time high all around the world. Disillusioned by the lack of ambition that followed the Paris Agreement’s adoption in 2015 and irritated by international environmental inaction, individuals across the globe are rising up to demand far more action for our planet and its inhabitants.
There are many ways to contribute and celebrate Earth Day. We can all participate in activities like picking up litter, planting trees, recycling, etc.
Consider whether anything can be recycled or utilized before throwing it away. You can also limit waste by reducing the amount of things you buy. Turn off the lights. Conserve electrical energy by using only what you need. Limit your water usage. Turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth can conserve up to eight gallons of water a day. To help save even more water, challenge yourself to take a shorter shower (but still get clean!). You can also volunteer to help clean up around your neighborhood or at a nearby park and around our school campus. Spread the message, and talk to your family members and friends about how they are helping to keep the Earth clean. The more we do towards improving the Earth, the more we can help reduce the effects of climate change.
Quick tips for Earth Day and Every Day!
- In its lifetime, one reusable bag can prevent the use of 600 plastic bags.
- Recycling one can of soda will save enough energy to power a tv for three hours.
- For every mile walked instead of driven, nearly one pound of pollution is kept out of the air.