When you think of April, the first things that should come to mind are spring, flowers, and Earth Day. Earth day is an important day that has been celebrated for years. In recent years, the significance of Earth day has increased, as we become more aware of the impact we humans have on earth. And many are taking action to protect our earth. So like every other day, we should continue to love and protect our earth, but Earth, let us go an extra mile for mother earth. Make sure we are doing the most and the best we can for our earth.
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What is Earth Day?
Every year on April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day and learn more about ways we can protect and take care of our planet, earth. On this day, we take action that makes a difference for the environment. Whether it is switching off the lights earlier or going outside and picking up trash, every small step can make a difference. However, it is important to remember that these actions are not limited to Earth Day, in fact, we should be doing this on a daily basis, making more ethical choices and sustainable action. Earth Day is just a day that we get together and share with each other sustainable tips and tricks. In addition, help raise more awareness for the planet and other environmentally related issues, such as deforestation, plastic pollution in the water streams, and food waste.
History of Earth Day
The first earth day was in 1970 and this year will be the 51 anniversary of Earth Day. So, let’s take a mini stroll down the memory lane, the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. The idea of Earth Day was initiated by an American Politician, Gaylord Nelson, as a junior senator, he watched the oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969, and was concerned about the environment. With the help of Denis Hayes (young activist), the Earth Day got national media’s attention and 20 million people took part in it, demonstrating, protesting, and raising awareness for the environment (The History of Earth Day). It wasn’t until 1990 that Earth Day became an international and global event. Then in the 2000s, with the help of the internet, Earth Day onces again reached new heights. More and more people are joining and participating in making a difference for the earth. Today, billions of people around the world are participating and constantly making a difference for mother earth. With science and data as evidence, we see the climate changes, harsher weather, stronger storms and floods. Let us take action on Earth day.
Importance of Earth Day
Now that you know the history of Earth Day, you might as well understand why Earth Day is important. Earth Day is more than just another national day. It is a day about taking actions and learning more about the environment and the impact we humans have on earth. Understanding what we can do and how we can make a difference for mother earth.
Not only has Earth Day successfully gathered and brought people together, there are many successful cases and events that were caused by Earth Day. Such as planting millions of trees through the Canopy Projects, or have regulations and laws created into hopes of a brighter and greener future. In fact, the Paris Climate Agreement is signed on Earth Day. Earth Day is a symbol of change and hope for the environment. It’s the day to educate more people about the environment, it is the day to clean up the ocean, it is the day that you will want to do more for mother earth. Earth Day is also about education, we get together and educate each other on what we found out about Earth, what we can do to help mother earth and what are some solutions that are viable. So let’s take a look at what 2021 Earth Day will be able and how we can join together and change.
2021 Earth Day – Let’s take actions!
The theme of 2021 Earth Day is Restore the Earth and there will be live streaming held. With the pandemic, we realized many things we can do to help slow down or do for the environment. Thus, as the world is recovering from the pandemic, at the same time, we should restore the earth. Take a look back at the impacts we have caused and look at what we can do to make the earth a better and more beautiful place. Restore and reflect are the best way to create a greener and better future for the earth and future generations. In fact, many people are already making more sustainable and eco-friendly choices. The 2021 Earth Day is somewhat different from the past, instead of just a single day, it has been expanded to become a 3-day conference.
What to do on Earth Day 2021 – Three Days of Climate Action
Join the live streaming that will be taking place during the 3-day conference. In addition, depending on where you live, there are different activities. In addition, you can also participate by volunteering and other activities. If you can join other activities because of work, why not register within your company for a special earth day event, such as a lunch seminar or movie night. There are so many ways you can participate on Earth Day.
If you do decide to join the Earth Day 2021 Event, here is the general schedule.
Day 1: April 20 will be led by Earth Uprising and many other environmental activist organizations. On this day, there will be many youth activists representing, such as Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Licypriya Kangujam. In the evening, the Hip Hop Caucus will be leading and talking more in detail about how the environment impacts many other aspects of our everyday life.
Day 2: April 21 will be the Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit, this is a multilingual event.
Day 3: On Earth Day itself, EARTHDAY.ORG will be holding live streaming globally. The global show begins at 12 PM Eastern Time. There will be workshops, panel discussions, and special performances that will focus on the theme of Restore Our Earth™. In addition, the topics that will be discussed are natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems and many more. For more information, please visit EARTHDAY.ORG website!
Join us in making a difference for mother earth. On Earth day you can easily participate in our local events or join the live streaming from wherever you are. Remember every small step you choose to do, can and will make a difference. At Ethical Choice, we encourage our readers to make more actions and we are happy for every ethical choice you make! I hope this article was useful and if you are interested in learning more about Ethical Choices or other sustainable actions you can take, please feel free to check out our other articles.
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“The History of Earth Day.” Earth Day. 01 Apr. 2021. Web. 05 Apr. 2021.