Celebrate the Earth, we are the one who need her!

What is Earth Day?

World Earth Day aims to unite people of different countries and cultures for a single purpose the care of our planet. Earth Day is an annual event observed on April 22, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It celebrates the planet’s environment and raises public awareness about pollution. It is estimated that more than 1 billion people in 193 countries will participate in World Earth Day 2017.

The History of Earth Day come?

The first Earth Day was in 1970, Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, was inspired to establish a nationwide environmental demonstration. In addition 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and the massive Vietnam war protests, all that helped to revolutionize the new environmental movement. Earth Day had an enormous public support, an estimated 1 in 10 Americans took part in celebrating it. That resulted in creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Endangered Species Act and many other ground breaking environmental laws.

Over the years Earth Day continue to become more popular. In 1990, it went global, and according to the Earth Day Network, about 200 million people in 140 countries took part in the event. For 2000, Earth Day had the internet to help link activists around the world. In that year event involved hundreds of million people in 184 countries and more than 5,000 environmental groups. In 2010, on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the  Earth Day Network launched a campaign to plant 1 billion trees, which was achieved in 2012. In 2016, a new ambitious goal was set, planting 7.8 billion trees – one for every person on the planet – by the Earth Day 2020.

Why is it important to have an Earth Day?

Earth Day is just one more opportunity opportunity to raise awareness on how important is to protect our environment, to remind all that air pollution is one of biggest problems of the modern world. With more than 7 million premature deaths linked to air pollution annually, it becomes a major global killer. And we humans are the only beings who can take care about the future of our planet.

How is Earth Day celebrated?

Many interesting events are held across the globe on Earth Day to demonstrate support for a healthy sustainable environment.

This Saturday, April 22, people all over the US will gather in Washington, D.C., to join the March for Science (satellite marches in many cities are expected). On this day, tens of thousands of people will join the March for Science and stand together “to acknowledge and voice the critical role that science plays in each of our lives.”

On 23 April, presented by the National Geographic channel in partnership with Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 welcomes citizens of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Manila and Taichung in Taiwan to join. You can register for Earth Day Run at http://natgeoearthdayrun.com/. To celebrate Earth Day National Geographic Creative has announced a flash photography sale. 22 NatGeo renowned photographers including Cory Richards and Ami Vitale have contributed signed prints towards the sale. You can make your purchase here https://www.natgeocreative.com/ngs/flashsale/.

Annual VegWeek campaign encourage everyone to take 7-Day diet without animal sourced food. This campaign includes such celebrities as actress and author Alicia Silverstone, musician Moby, actress Emily Deschanel (Bones)Bones), singer Mya, actor and model Richie Kul, Olympian Seba Johnson, bodybuilder Torre Washington, surfer Tia Blanco and many others.

The clothing retail company H&M (Hennes & Mauritz AB), also celebrates Earth Day and encourages customers to become involved and make an impact towards a more sustainable fashion future. This year H&M presented its sixth-edition Eco-friendly Conscious Exclusive Collection, which will be available in stores and online on April 20, just in time for Earth Day. Sasha Lane, Chrissy Teigen, Natalia Vodianova, Orlando Bloom and Kate Mara attended this event wearing cloths made with sustainable materials.

To celebrate Earth Day, Google will release an entirely new version of Google Earth available on both the Web, via Chrome, and Android. The new version of Google Earth offers users more curated experiences, enhanced information, improved imagery and much more. If you want to check out the new version of Google Earth, visit https://www.google.com/earth/.

Every year the World Earth Day is supported by more and more celebrities. Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Edward Norton, James Cameron, Olivia Wilde, Matt Damon, Jack Johnson, Al Gore, Penelope Cruz, Richard Branson – just to list a few.

In 2017, Earth Day Network is launching Global Environmental and Climate Literacy campaign. EDN is “dedicated to ensuring that every student around the world graduates from high school as an environmental and climate literate citizen, ready to take action and be a voice for change”. For more information on this project you can visit the Earth Day website www.earthday.org.

How to do your part?

Each and everyone of us can get involved in celebrating Earth Day. We invite you to be a part of this environmental movement, and here are some simple ways to help

  • Learn more about environment and how you can help to protect it

  • Spread the information

  • Take part in different activities organized in your local community

  • Plant a tree

  • You also can visit http://airis.life/what-can-i-do/ to find more information on how you can become more environmentally friendly

    And remember, Every Day is Earth Day and even smallest action can make a big difference!

6 replies
  1. Grax Doublecross
    Grax Doublecross says:

    On 22 April Trump twitted “Today on Earth Day, we celebrate our beautiful forests, lakes and land. We stand committed to preserving the natural beauty of our nation.” Hmm, that’s strange…

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    • deadend62
      deadend62 says:

      Just words. Nothing changed. Trump’s team continue to work on destroying the environment in order to make rich people even more richer.

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  2. envatted_truth
    envatted_truth says:

    On April 21, it was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power. It is also predicted that Britain’s last coal power station will be closed in 2025 as part of a government plan to phase out the fossil fuel to meet its climate change commitments. Finally some good news!

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