Celebrated on April 22nd every year. The National Earth day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, A Politician, environmentalist and the Senator of the Wisconsin State, United States.
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Why Earth Day?
The National Earth day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, A Politician, environmentalist and the Senator of the Wisconsin State, United States.He formed an environment Forum on April 22, 1970, to create an awareness to the civilians regarding the environmental issues faced by the World because of humankind.
By then, several environmental groups have emerged in an attempt to overcome the impact of pollution and to declare policies to prevent it.It also warned about the observed temperature changes by means of Global Warming to the critics, In addition, Industrial Pollution such as the release of chlorofluorocarbon from the Silicon Valley had the worst impact on the Environment.Thus, gradually now it has become an International event being celebrated in almost 195 countries.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Earth Day:
Celebrate this day by planting a tree in your home or nearby area. Post the picture using this Hash Tag #MyTreeMyEarth on Twitter. Let us create an awareness by posting our ideas to save water by using this Hash Tag #SaveWater, #NationalEarthDay, #EarthDay on Social Media.Our Environment is highly degraded because of the Pollution. So, Please use your vehicle’s only wherever necessary to avoid harmful emissions.Save Trees and Water to save the Environment.
Interesting Facts About Earth Day:
“Santa Barbara Well” incident alerted the country against Pollution.While drilling a Well near the Santa Barbara coastal area in California, it got busted suddenly and expelled oil into the sea, which in turn led to the death of 10000 aquatic living animals.Thus, led to the formation of the National Earth day.
Even though Nelson suggested the name as “Earth Day”.He either acknowledged this day as “National Environment Teach-in” in all his press conferences.Later, Denis Hayes, who coordinated this as a national Event, used the name “Earth Day” in all his communications.
Since he is the one who has taken an effort to spread an awareness regarding this day in various countries, the Civilians remembered the day as only Earth Day. As pointed by Barry Commoner, Environmental pollution is an incurable disease, It can only be Prevented.
History of Earth Day:
The Earth day has been celebrated right from the year 1970 due to the impact of “Santa Barbara Oil Well” disaster happened in the year 1969 in which almost 10000 sea creatures were dead.To prevent such future accidents, several environmental policies were regulated in the United States further resulting in the formation of the Earth day by Gaylord Nelson and co-ordinated by Denis Hayes.
In the Year 1990, Earth day actions have paved the way for recycling efforts and reuse of renewable resources which, led to a better improvement compared to that of previous Years.Moreover, United Nations Earth Conference held in the same year to discuss on the Environmental Protection and millions of dollars were allocated in the budget to overcome issues. Initially, it was celebrated every 10 years only. Due to the efforts were taken by Nelson and Bruce Anderson, an inauguration of Earth day USA is commenced and celebrated each year. Thus, Earth day has become an annual event and observed world widely from 1990 on a yearly basis.