What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an yearly occasion marked over the world to show support for environmental protection.
The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, for example, reusing more, using solar power or plant trees.
The event happens around the world and it is described as the greatest common occasion on the planet.
More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the day including natural campaigners Leonardo di Caprio and Emma Watson.
Earth Day Facts
• Every year Earth day is Celebrated on 22nd april to Increasing Awareness about the Earth , Its issues and problems
• Earth day was formed by 3 key people,Peace activist – John mcconnell , U.S.senator – Gaylord nelson and chief organizer – Denis Hayes
• Theme for 2018 – “Ending Plastic Pollution”
• The first Earth Day led to the creation of the EPA and legislation like the Clean Air and Water Act
• The First Earth Day was celebrated on 22 April, 1970
• In 2009, United Nation renamed earth day as “International Mother Earth Day”
• The World’s population has tripled in the last 60 years placing stress on every aspect of the environment
• Air pollution, Acid rain, Ozone layer, Depletion, Water Pollution, Climate change and Global warming are the major environmental problems today
• Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year, that’s 56 acres of forest every minute
• Species are going extinct at a faster rate than ever before. We have entered a sixth mass extinction brought on by global human activity
• There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years
• Global warming has raised the Earth’s average surface temperature about 1.5 ° F
• Over 1.5 billion people do not have access to clean water
• Through the Canopy Project, Earth day network works on the Ground to Strengthen Communities through Tree Planting
• In Earth Day Celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afganistan by the Earth day Network
• Earth day Network’s reforestation campaign benefits local communities, increases habitat for species and combats climate change
• In Honor of earth day, the panama, 100 endangered species od orchids were planted and maintained to prevent theie extinction
• As part of the celebration, some communities make Earth Day a “Car-Free Day”
• Earth day celebrated in many cities around the world by the ringing of “Peace Bells”
• Each year more than 1 billion people participate in Earth day Activities
How can U help to end plastic pollution?
For 2018, the Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution.
Individuals wanting to help make an effect can download an action toolkit and work out how much plastic they’re consuming, then create a plan to reduce it.
Associations can sort out an Earth Day Activity day to teach others on their plastic utilization and the effect it has on the earth.
Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your plastic utilization:
• Use reusable bags when you go shopping
• Don’t use plastic straws with drinks where possible
• Buy boxes instead of bottles – cardboard is easier to recycle than plastic
• Use reusable bottles and cups
• Pack meals in reusable containers instead of disposable plastic containers and sandwich bags
Earth Day Inspirational Quotes
How you can contribute Individually to Earth Day
• Plant a tree
• Bring your electronic waste the recycling center
• Teach the kids in your life about nature
• Start a garden
• Quit bottled water
• Switch your banking to paperless
• Go outside and enjoy the Earth! .
Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day at School
1. Explore Nature: There is such a great amount for children to see, appreciate, and learn in nature. Take them outside to make associations and investigations with flying creatures, fertilizing the soil, cultivating, and other open air exercises. Associating with nature when they are youthful can manufacture a lifetime of regard and satisfaction for the earth and…