International Earth Day
International Earth Day is observed next on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 (27 days from today).
International Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22 in order to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement since 1970.
Origin of International Earth Day
In previous decades, on the first Earth Day, Americans consumed large amounts of leaded gas through the use of huge and inefficient automobiles. The industry emits smoke and mud without fear of consequences from the law or bad press. Air pollution is often considered the smell of prosperity. Up to this point, the United States has remained largely unconcerned with environmental concerns and how pollution threatens human health.
However, in 1962, the stage was established to change the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Times bestseller, which represented a watershed moment with the selling of more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries because it raises public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment, and the close link between pollution and public health.
In a report of earthday.org, the purpose of Earth Day is to build the largest environment to promote continuously changes for people and the planet all over the world. The mission of the movement is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement around the world.
In the opinion of United Nations, International Earth Day is a reminder for all of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and food. The day also confirmed the collective responsibility in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a fair balance between economic, social and cultural needs environment of present and future generations of mankind.
International Earth Day plays an important role in raising the awareness of the community about some challenges related to the well-being of the planet and our surrounding life.
Celebrating International Earth Day
By appreciating and respecting the natural world, below are some ideas for you:
- Clean up in the local area where you live
One of the best ways to connect with the Earth is through cleaning! Take a walk with a trash bag and help clean up any plastic you find. Perhaps you know of a nearby ditch contaminated with garbage that needs to be cleaned up in the spring! You will begin to realize that plastic permeates every aspect of our lives. But when the world is on the rise, how easy is it to throw away plastic while growing crops and stocking up on our own food? How about recycling all things what you can.
- Change your kitchenware and household products
Why do not sharing about cooking and cleaning products together in order that have to do with the food we eat as well as our skin. Everything is biodegradable and doesn't use chemicals or plastics. Why do not think about 100% recycled aluminum foil, chemical-free parchment for baking, compostable bags made of potato starch, and even plant-based ink for packaging.
- Plant a tree
We love our trees which keep to make cool somewhere, bring benefits for agriculture, support pollinators, reduce the risk of disease transmission, and enhance local economies. Did you know that planting an oak tree yields more insects and birds than a yard of trees? Talk to your local authority about planting more trees and native garden beds in public spaces or consider growing your own in your property! Refer some advices on how to plant trees.
Another way to make a difference is to skip the pre-printed seed or plant catalog. When you receive an unwanted category in the mail (especially those huge ones!), contact the company and request removal from their printed list.
ObservedInternational Earth Day has been observed the first day of Spring.
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