Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April to honour our planet and environment. The day was created to raise awareness about the need for environmental protection and to encourage people to work towards sustainability.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 in the United States, when millions of people took to the streets to protest against increasing pollution and environmental degradation. This protest was so successful that it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 190 countries worldwide, with numerous events and activities to raise awareness about sustainability and encourage people to reduce their ecological footprint.
Sustainability is a major theme during Earth Day. It is about making conscious choices that protect our planet and our environment so that we can ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
There are several ways we can do our bit for sustainability during Earth Day. For example:
Earth Day is an important time to reflect on the state of our planet and environment. But it is also important to realise that sustainability is not a one-off action but an ongoing process.
We need to remain committed to sustainability and raise our awareness about the impact of our choices on our planet. We can do this by participating in Earth Day initiatives and events, but also by making our daily lives sustainable.
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