In news– Every year, World Earth day is observed on April 22.
About Earth day-
- Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970.
- The Earth Day mission is to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.
- It was first observed in the United States, when people took to the streets to protest against the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which killed thousands of seabirds, dolphins, seals, and sea lions.
- The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009.
- It is intended to be a reminder that “the healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people”.
- The UN links the designation of April 22 with a series of previous global climate actions that started with the UN Conference on the Human Environment 1972 in Stockholm and the establishment that year of World Environment Day on June 5.
- Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
- In 1992, Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was adopted at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit.
- The theme for the year 2022 is ‘Invest In Our Planet’.
- Earth Day 2022 calls people to Act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).