May 18, 2022

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Earth Day 2022: When and why Earth Day is celebrated?

Every year on April 22, people all around the world commemorate Earth Day to raise awareness about environmental protection and address the global climate issue, which is now frightening. This unique day, also known as International Mother Earth Day, focuses on growing worries about overcrowding, biodiversity loss, and deteriorating environmental quality.

Every year on April 22nd, the United Nations observes World Earth Day. Because it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, the 22nd of April has become a significant occasion. In addition, the weather on the globe in April is pleasant and manageable, allowing Earth Day 2022 celebrations to continue.

The theme for Earth Day 2022, according to the Earth Day Organization, is “Invest in Our Planet.” The key points here are acting boldly, innovating broadly, and implementing in an egalitarian manner. Meanwhile, the topic for 2021 was “Restore Our Earth,” while the theme for 2020 was “Climate Action.”

On April 22, 1970, peace campaigner John Mc Connell advocated honouring the mother earth and the concept of peace at a UNSEO conference in San Francisco. World Earth Day was originally scheduled for March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Senator Gaylord Nelson of the United States later advocated holding a country-wide environmental education on April 22, 1970, and called it “Earth Day.”

Every year on April 22, Earth Day 2022 is commemorated to recognise climate change and raise awareness about it all throughout the world. This day provides an opportunity for millions of people to connect and discuss issues such as pollution, deforestation, and other issues. According to the official website, earthday.org, “EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter for the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive good action for our planet.” On this day, people participate in a variety of talks on themes such as climate change and environmental literacy, while schools and institutions hold tree-planting drives.