Earth Day is a global holiday that celebrates our planet’s environment. Every year on April 22, people host different events to remember the planet Earth. But Earth Day is not just about appreciating the environment—it’s about preserving it as well. Environmental activists use Earth Day to increase awareness about issues like global warming and oil spills. They also use the day to urge politicians to pass laws that will help save the environment.
In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.
This leads to the emergence of Earth Day, more than 20million Americans and universities around the nation joined in. Students spent the day learning about the environment and discussing ways to cut down pollution, by planting trees and spreading awareness about the importance of plants for any area.
Earth Day events might seem like excuses for college students to host “Do It in The Dark” or for children to plant trees, but the holiday is also a reminder that the world is plagued with serious environmental issues, and that we must do something about it.
Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, who wanted to raise environmental awareness among Americans, especially after the massive 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans across the country participated in peaceful demonstrations. They protested various environmental hazards, such as polluting factories, raw sewage, and pesticides, but that was not enough. Twenty years later, in 1990, Earth Day went global. Over 200 million people voiced their environmental concerns in rallies organized and this time it’s across the world since then April 22nd remains an important reminder to conserve and protect our planet.
In 2017, people honor the planet with a variety of sustainable food, yoga, and educational festivals, as well as opportunities for activism. Meanwhile, several organizations in the US host green Earth Day events throughout the year (because your efforts shouldn’t last only a day!).
These all seem to have a positive effect on the planet, and it gains efforts to create awareness. There being various measures that we as a part of ‘Community’ must take on Earth Day!
Earth is the only planet in the universe, where life originated. We can certainly say that Earth is our mother, and we are her children. She gave us food, water, and shelter. What useful things have we done to our mother then? There is massive destruction of forests, pollution of seas and oceans. We are increasingly impoverishing the resources of our planet. The process of globalization quickly moves, as the environment suffers. What do we have to do to stop the mockeries over Earth?
Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth
A space free of clutter makes you happier and less stressed. Recycling=relaxing!
- Making crafts out of old things is a great way to keep kids entertained and helps your de-clutter for free
- Speaking of crafts, upcycling makes great use of your Pinterest account
- Taking greener transit (such as biking or walking) is better for the earth, your wallet, and your health
- Taking a vacation on a train is a far more fuel-efficient way of travel than by air. Training across Canada is cool, right?
- Eating locally and seasonally just tastes better! It also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Keeping harmful waste (such as light bulbs) out of the landfill helps keep chemicals out of your food and water
- Products that are better for the environment typically last longer, so making smarter purchases will save you from frequent shopping trips in the ever-changing Canadian weather.
It is not all lost in this world, because humanity is still taking care of the planet, establishing Earth Day. Anyway, we must make efforts to care for the planet not only once a year, but also every day. You can easily take part in this operation, respecting the tips in this article. Our future, also as the future of our descendants, depends on it. Will we live on the wasteland or the bloomy planet? It is a choice of humanity at all, also as a choice of each of us. In short to conclude- The environment can be saved by planting more trees, recycling, reusing, reducing pollution, creating awareness through environmental programs, etc. If we want to save the environment then, we should stop the exploitation.