Earth Day has been recognized as one of the most widely celebrated environmental events across the world! April 22nd marks the day that events are held worldwide with the intention of increasing awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Recycling is emphasized on this day due to all of the positive benefits that it provides for the environment.
Earth Day Facts
1. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970
2. Originated in the United States, Earth Day became recognized worldwide in 1990.
3. In 2009, the UN officially renamed Earth Day to International Mother Earth Day.
4. Earth Day Network, the organization behind the Earth Day movement, works with over 22000 partners in more than 192 countries worldwide to raise environmental concerns.
5. Earth Day Network is the global coordinator for Earth Day
6. More than 1 billion people were celebrating Earth Day by 2010, which was Earth Day’s 40th
Earth Day Significance
Earth Day is a day dedicated to increasing awareness about the Earth and its issues while at the same time promoting new practices to resolve those issues. Today, more than 1 billion people over the world participate in Earth Day activities. Earth Day is considered to be the largest civic observance in the world. As a result of the efforts put into this event, several policy agreements and acts were sanctioned such as Clear Water Act and the Endangered Species act. Earth Day also brings awareness to recycling and the various techniques that can be employed. When it comes to the environment, recycling helps to preserve its natural resources and creating a cleaner atmosphere.