Earth Day

Nature can fulfill all needs of humans but can never fulfil their desires

As we are no stranger to the fact that Global Warming has became major environmental issue, On Earth day the Nature lovers, organizations, societies helps to spread awareness among all.


Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It occurs on April 22nd every year, It is organized all across the globe to spread awareness for environmental protection.

ORIGIN

This moment was started by Gaylord Nelson on 22nd April, 1970 in form of environmental education. He got the idea to save the planet after the event of Santa Barbara oil spill, California in 1969. On the very first Earth day, over 20 million Americans gathered and it became biggest modern environmental event.


In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.

However, the stage was set for change with the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries as it raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health.


The name "Earth day" was given by Julian Koenig in 1969, this day was his birthday. The idea was Earth day as in Birth day. Ron cobb an American artist created a logo for this day. The logo contains a figure with an E and O where E stands for environment and O stands for Organism. This logo was released in Los Angeles free press on Nov 7, 1969 and later kept in public domain.


Following this event Nature lovers, organizations, groups especially American students started to event marches to prevent oil spills in oceans and sea, throwing garbage in rivers and sea, companies who throw harmful water from factories, cutting trees and destroying forest.

Some major themes of previous Earth day are:

2019- Protect our species

2020- Climate action

2021- Restore Our Earth


This year 2022 theme is "Invest In Our Planet"

Factors which are destroying our nature-

  1. Polyethene are most harmful for our nature then also it is widely used everywhere.

  2. Cutting trees, making rivers and ponds dirty by throwing garbage has became part of our day to day routine.

  3. Low awareness towards topics like human resources

  4. taking earth for granted

  5. week rules of forest and environment security

At last, the real earth day will be when we start preserving earth and its resources for future human civilization.