World Earth Day: 22 April
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World Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April to show support for environmental protection.
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Its purpose is to create awareness among people about environmental protection.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, and is now coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network).
The event is celebrated by over 1 billion people in over 193 countries.
The official theme for World Earth Day 2023 is "Invest in our Planet".
The idea of Earth Day was proposed by peace activist John McConnell at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco in 1969.
The first Earth Day was celebrated on March 21, 1970, and later changed to April 22, 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson.
World Earth Day was initially focused on the United States, but became an international event in 1990 with events held in 141 countries.
The landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, the United Kingdom, China and 120 other countries on Earth Day 2016.
World Earth Day 2021 theme - 'Restore our Earth'
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