World Earth Day: 22 April

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World Earth Day: 22 April

World Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April to show support for environmental protection.

An Overview of the News

  • 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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