Earth Day: Earth Day is a day observed as an annual event on 22nd April every year since 1970. It is celebrated to exhibit support towards environmental protection.
Earth Day Network: More than 1 billion people from all over the world including 193 nations participate in this event. On a global level, Earth Day Network organizes various events under Earth day.
First Earth Day: The first Earth day was brought into focus in the United States. In the year 1990, the event of Earth day captured international attention by the efforts of Denis Hayes who was the original national coordinator in 1970. The events related to Earth Day were organized in 141 countries.
There is an article that has listed 15 Environmental Problems Our World is Facing Right now.
Earth Day’s Long Term Focus Areas
Long-term focus areas of the event Earth Day are mentioned below with few similar articles.
- Climate Action – check out West Asian Countries Set Four-Year Plan for Environment Action and China and Its New 5-Year Plan to Save Environment and Fight Climate Change
- Plastic and Pollution – The Problems and Effects of Plastic Debris in Rivers and Seas of South Asia
- People and Communities – check out Environmental Impacts of Growing Tourism Industry of Pakistan
- Conservation and Restoration – you might be interested in reading protected areas initiatives in Pakistan – SAPM Started Off 3 Interlinked Nature Parks in Chakwal
- Science and Education – Read about Environmental Science Degree in Pakistan – A Complete Guide
Why Do We Celebrate Earth Day?
We celebrate it in memory of an oil spill incident known as the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. It was the largest incident of oil spill incident in California that resulted in the death of nearly 10,000 seabirds, sea lions, seals, dolphins, etc. The reason was a blow-out that happened at a well on 28th January 1969. This disastrous incident led to the creation of environmental education, regulation, and finally Earth Day. The promoters of Earth Day included three members – Bud Bottoms, Marc MacGinnes, and Selma Rubin- who were in the frontline confronting the disaster.
The living planet is Earth on which we are residing. Due to anthropogenic activities, the environment of the Earth is constantly being subjected to degradation. The superpowers on Earth are operating coal-fired plants that release toxins and air pollutants into the air leading to extreme environmental pollution and thus these wealthy countries are responsible for environmental degradation. The latest research by researchers at Harvard University in the UK has reported that pollution from fossil fuel combustion is a threat to living beings. We all celebrate Earth’s day on 22nd April every year and the day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of the planet Earth among the residents of Earth. Aiming to reduce carbon emission into the air released by airplanes, an eco-friendly aircraft engine has been invented by a young Pakistani scientist Sarah Quraishi.
Also check out: The Disastrous Link between Poverty and the Environment
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