Earth Day is an annual event celebrated across the globe on April 22 to support the protection of the environment against greenhouse gases and rising levels of pollution. The day is focused on promoting cleanliness, living a healthy life and sustainable habitat for both humans and wildlife. On this day, environmentalists organise events and seminars to educate people about the well being of the ecosystem that we live in. Schoolchildren take part in rallies to aware people while songs and dance are performed in which artists embrace nature. Celebrations include activities such as Citizen Science, advocacy, art, education and global cleanup.
History and Significance
The first earth day was celebrated in 1970 in more than 193 countries. It was found by US Senator GaylordNelson during the 1960s. On this date, 20 million Americans ventured outdoors and protested in favor of a more eco-conscious society. Earth Day started out as more of a political movement, though today it has become a popular day for many communities to gather together and clean up litter, plant trees, or simply reflect on the beauty of nature. In recent years, Earth Day has grown to be celebrated globally in more than 193 countries. Environment and Energy Minister of Greece Kostis Hatzidakis has urged everyone to celebrate the special day by staying at home.