Earth Day 2020: know when and why Earth Day is celebrated

Holding Earth in Hands
Earth Day was established by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as environmental education, after which the practice of celebrating Earth Day began.

Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April worldwide. It was first celebrated in 1970. Its main objective is to make people aware of environmental protection.

The theme of Earth Day this year is "Climate Action".
 While last year its theme was "Protect Our Species,".


This year marks 50 years of Earth Day

Earlier, Earth Day was celebrated on two separate days, where 21 March was observed as International Earth Day, which was recognized by the United Nations. At the same time, Earth Day has been celebrated on 22 April, but since 1970 on 22 April, residents of more than 192 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day together. This year marks 50 years of Earth Day.

sky view of a city

History of earth day

Earth Day was established by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as environmental education, after which the practice of celebrating Earth Day began. It is said that in America this day is known as Tree Day. At the same time, US Senator Gaylord Nelson is known as Father of Earth Day.

It is the largest public awareness movement in the world, in which billions of citizens from 192 countries together participate and pledge to conserve the Earth. On this day, there is spring in North Pole and Autumn in South Pole.

Why is earth day celebrated


The main purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware about conservation of earth and environment. In the modern era, the way soil erosion is happening, the glaciers are melting, global warming is increasing and pollution is spreading, they are causing the Earth to evaporate.

To maintain the quality, fertility and importance of the Earth in such a situation, we need to protect the environment and the Earth. To fulfill these ambitious objectives, Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April.

A boy holding earth in his shoulder

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