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What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a day devoted to celebrating the Earth and raising awareness about and taking action on environmental issues, such as climate change and pollution.
Earth Day is one of the most widely observed international events, with many large environmental organizations holding different events in observance of the day. It often has a different theme each year, though its core mission is the protection of the environment.
Earth Day is sometimes called International Mother Earth Day, which is the name used for the day by the United Nations (though the day precedes the UN’s involvement).
When is Earth Day?
Earth Day takes place every year on April 22.
More information and context on Earth Day
The first Earth Day was observed in the US in 1970. It was organized as a day to hold widespread protests against industrial pollution and environmental destruction with an aim of increasing environmental protections by the government, especially in areas that impact human health. It was inspired by the environmental movement of the 1970s and was in part a specific reaction to the large oil spill that occurred in waters near California in 1969. Early organizers included Senator Gaylord Nelson, Congressman Pete McCloskey, and activist Denis Hayes. It’s estimated that up to 20 million people participated in protests and other activities related to Earth Day during its first year in 1970.
The first Earth Day event and the movement it was established to represent are thought to have contributed to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and laws like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. Earth Day has since become more widely recognized and was first observed internationally in 1990. Today, the mission of Earth Day is largely focused on taking action on the climate crisis.
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How is Earth Day discussed in real life?
Earth Day is usually observed with events focused on preserving and protecting the planet in big and small ways. It’s also often a day focused on bringing wider awareness to environmental issues like climate change.
The richest 1% are responsible for double the greenhouse gas emissions of the poorest 50%.
World Earth Day is a reminder that we must tackle the inequality that has helped to create the climate emergency and continues to sustain it #EarthDay2021
— Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP (@BellRibeiroAddy) April 22, 2021
🌳 Save the Date, Save the Earth! Make plans to come out and celebrate Earth Day with us! The celebration takes place April 2 at the Municipal Service Center, 7968 San Paulo Dr from 10am to 2pm. #IAmElPaso #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/oxOa0msZIl
— City of El Paso (@ElPasoTXGov) March 17, 2022
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— sara li (@iamsarali) March 15, 2022
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Earth Day is always observed on April 22.
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Sweeping new commitments aimed at drastically reducing the world’s carbon emissions were announced this week at the Earth Day climate summit on April 22-23.The next phase of the climate battle is staked out|Michael J. Coren|April 23, 2021|Quartz
Thursday is Earth Day, a day that a decade or two ago transitioned from being a weirdo-hippie celebration to being an opportunity for businesses to sell things made out of wood instead of plastic.
Just in time for Earth Day, and just when all of us are buying shoes for the first time in a year, Zappos is highlighting brands that are environmentally focused and make dedications to the community.Zappos’ Goods for Good Shop Has Sustainable Face Masks, Shoes, and More|Daniel Modlin|April 22, 2021|The Daily Beast
This week’s meeting of world leaders is set to begin on Earth Day, five years to the day after Kerry traveled to the United Nations to formally commit the United States to the Paris climate accord.After half a century in public life, Kerry gets one more shot|Matt Viser, Brady Dennis|April 21, 2021|Washington Post
Earth Day this year is making me feel a little cynical about the state of the planet.
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The questions going through my mind are: How on earth are there Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers in the heart of Paris?Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.
The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The afternoon was a lovely one—the day was a perfect example of the mellowest mood of autumn.Confidence|Henry James
Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The Majesty on high has a colony and a people on earth, which otherwise is under the supremacy of the Evil One.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway