Earth Day is an annual event every year to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Some facts about Earth day are:
- The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Sen. Nelson chose this day because it fell between most students’ spring break and final exams, and he wanted to encourage young people specifically to participate
- On Earth Day 2020, 20 million people worldwide tuned into the 12-hour Earth Day Live event, hosted remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic
- On the very first Earth Day, more than 2,000 colleges and universities, 10,000 public schools, and 20 million citizens participated — which was about 10% of the US population at the time
- People of all ages can march, plant trees, clean up their communities, and reduce waste in their own homes (or even try zero waste) with smart Earth Day tips. Proactive corporations and governments often use Earth Day to announce sustainability measures and pledges to support the environment
- The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth, which is intended to be a reminder that while we want to protect our planet, we all also need a healthy Earth to support our lives, health, and survival.