World Earth Day

World Earth Day is April 22 of every year. April 22, 2023, will mark 53 years of Earth Day. Earth Day is 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 behaviour and provoke policy changes.

The theme for Earth Day 2023?

The theme for Earth Day 2023 is Invest In Our Planet.

  • The main objective of celebrating World Earth Day is to save the environment, flora, and fauna.
  • Earth Day is celebrated to promote awareness about the environment and to remind us that we can protect the earth in our everyday lives as well.
  • The day reminds every person to save all the animals and plants living on the earth.

History of Earth Day

Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

What time is Earth Day?

Earth Day is observed on April 22 every year. There is no particular time in the day when it is observed. People often mistake it for Earth Hour which is observed towards the end of March. On Earth Hour, as a mark of commitment to the planet, people switch off non-essential lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Quotes for Earth Day

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? — Henry David Thoreau

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.” — Bill Vaughan

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favourable comparison with the products of Nature.” — Thomas Alva Edison

“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.” — Thomas Alva Edison

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