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Earth Day  

The first ever earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. In that celebration, over 20 million people gathered in the streets of the US and protested the industrial revolution. It was focused on protesting against an oil spill off the coast of California.

This day originated in the United States but it received worldwide recognition in 1990. Since then, it is celebrated in all over the world on the 22nd of April every year.

Gaylord Nelson is credited with originating this celebration while he was working as a US senator. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in 1995 for his efforts.

 

Fast Facts: –

  • Earth Day celebration marks the beginnings of moving toward a more sustainable world.
  • This annual event is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, service projects and other outdoor activities.
  • People also collect garbage, clean up coral reefs, plant trees, sign petitions and perform some environment friendly activities.
  • In the 2007 celebrations, Activists rallied on Capitol Hill for drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Disney released a documentary film called Earth on Earth Day 2009. It followed the migration paths of four animal families.
  • In the 2010 celebration, approximately 225,000 people gathered for a climate rally at the National Mall.
  • A universal song is associated with earth day. This song is known as the Earth Day Anthem.
  • The organization behind this movement is known as the Earth Day Network. It works with more than 22,000 partners worldwide.

 

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