World Earth Day 2022

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World Earth Day, also known as International Mother Earth Day, is observed every year on 22 April.

  • On this day countries around the world come together to create awareness about the need to protect the environment.

  • The day focuses on the global climate crisis which is getting worse with each passing day.

  • On this special day, we emphasise growing environmental problems, including overpopulation, ozone layer depletion, loss of biodiversity, and increasing pollution.

  • The celebration of World Earth Day on 22 April is important because around this date spring comes in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Since the weather is also good during this time, it is more pleasant to celebrate the Earth Day.

  • The theme of Earth Day 2022 -  to ‘Invest in our planet’.

  • History of Earth Day

  • Earth Day was first celebrated on 22 April 1970.

  • It was during the UNESCO conference in San Francisco that peace activist John MacConnell proposed to honour Mother Earth and the concept of peace.

  • US Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a nationwide environmental knowledge event on April 22, 1970, later renamed 'Earth Day'.

  • To raise awareness about climate change on Earth Day, Google has created a series of animations of four locations.

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