Earth Day is an annual event which is celebrated worldwide on April 22. Different organizations working in different sections held various events to demonstrate support for seeking environmental protection.
It was first celebrated in 1970. Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Theme for Earth Day 2019
The theme for Earth Day 2019 is Protect Our Species. This theme specifically attempts to draw our attention towards the rapid extinction of species around the world. It is our duty to save and protect our species worldwide.
This is somehow, directly linked to human activity causing climate change, deforestation and pollution.
The Earth Day Network, which is responsible for running Earth Day every year, says that 40 percent of the world’s 11,000 bird species are in decline and 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are under stress.
Earth Day is encouraging its supporters to take individual actions to slow the extinction rate of the species.
Easily achievable ideas on Earth Day include going vegetarian or cutting the use of pesticides and herbicides. This is what we are supposed to work on!