An important annual event, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to support various environmental protection activities.
Here are the five important facts about the Earth Day:
- It was first celebrated in 1970 by US which now includes events in more than 193 countries. The awareness spread represents the various nations efforts.
- On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This was a key requirement for the entry into historic draft climate protection treaty. This was adopted by consensus of the 195 nations attended at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
- This year’s 2019 theme is protecting your species.
- The UN has released a small list on what can be done on the Earth day. It included: buying unpack aged food, Using paper, steel or bamboo, advocating for single-use plastic tax, using reusable shopping bags, and invest in re-usable containers.
- Google doodle designed an interactive slide-show exploring and telling important facts about 6 organisms.