- Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
- For 2017, the theme for Earth Day is “Environmental & Climate Literacy”. The goal is to make sure that by 2020, students graduating high school are climate and environment literate.
- The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
- On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.
- Earth Day originated in the US but became recognised worldwide by 1990.
- Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
- In 2010 Earth Day Network started a campaign to plant a billion trees, a goal that was reached in 2012. The new goal is to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020.
- More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
For more information on Earth Day, check out Earth Day Network
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer specialising in sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com