World Earth Day 2022: Why is it celebrated?

World Earth Day 2022: World Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April. These are the days when millions of people come together to tackle the challenges of the Earth’s environment, such as climate change.

Be aware and accelerate efforts to prevent global warming, pollution and biodiversity. This day is also known as International Mother Earth Day. The purpose of this festival is to make people aware of the importance of the earth and to maintain a better environment. That is why on this day a pledge is taken to protect the environment and save the earth.

World Earth Day is celebrated by organizing various events like planting trees, picking up roadside garbage, motivating people to adopt a sustainable way of life. Apart from this, programs are organized on this day by schools and various social organizations to spread awareness among children.

Importance of this day

Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April every year since 1970. This day is celebrated to highlight environmental issues like loss of biodiversity, increasing pollution. Various programs are organized on this day by the Earth Day Organization (formerly the Earth Day Network). It includes more than 1 billion people from 193 countries.

What is the theme of the year 2022?

This year’s World Earth Day theme is ‘Invest in our Earth’. Means ‘Invest in our earth’. The key point is to act boldly, innovate widely and apply equitably. Earlier, the theme of World Earth Day in 2021 was ‘Restore our Earth’ and the theme for 2020 was ‘Climate Action’.

History

World Earth Day is celebrated globally by 192 countries. Seeing indiscriminate deforestation in the 60s and 70s, US Senator Gerald Nelson of Wisconsin announced it at a convention in Seattle, Washington in September 1969.

Schools and colleges in the United States took an active part in this nationwide mass movement. And more than 20 thousand people gathered in this conference. This day is being celebrated continuously since 1970.

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