Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is celebrated to acknowledge climate change and spread awareness about the same all around the world. This day is an opportunity to bring millions to connect and discuss problems like pollution, deforestation and more. Earth Day has been celebrated annually since 1970. In 2021, it will be dedicated to issues about the climate crisis. As per the official website of the day, earthday.org, there will be a few topics of discussion, like, climate and environmental literacy, climate restoration technologies, equity and environmental justice and many more. Global warming, pollution and deforestation are some of the problems routinely discussed since they pose a major threat to nature. Over 1 billion people spread across 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year. This makes the day as the largest civic observance in the world.
Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.Now, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent every day. As the awareness of our climate crisis grows, so does civil society mobilization, which is reaching a fever pitch across the globe today. By tapping into some of the learnings, outcomes, and legacy of the first Earth Day, EARTHDAY.ORG is building a cohesive, coordinated, diverse movement, one that goes to the very heart of what it is all about — empowering individuals with the information, the tools, the messaging and the communities needed to make an impact and drive change.
Earth Day 2021: Theme
This year’s theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth.” The theme signifies that we need to start doing our bit in order to restore the planet and focus on rebuilding the world’s ecosystems. As per the website, earthday.org, the theme will focus on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.”
Earthday.org urged everyone to participate in the movement, adding that the focus should be on a global push for climate literacy, so the leaders of tomorrow can prepare solutions today. he virtual summit, in multiple languages, will focus on the significant role of educators in combating climate change and why the world needs transformative climate education now. The topics that are expected to be the centre of discussion include climate and environmental literacy, climate restoration technologies, reforestation efforts, regenerative agriculture, equity and environmental justice, citizen science, and cleanups.
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