Did you know… that the very first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970?
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated every year on April 22. It marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement which started in 1970. The goal of Earth Day is to show our support for environmental protection.
According to the Earth Day Network, 1 billion people participate in Earth Day festivities each year in 192 countries.
In a study conducted by the Journal of Science, scientists estimate that 8.8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year, threatening over 700 species of marine animals. (Source: National Geographic)
Here’s some idea on how to Celebrate Earth Day From Home
- Plant a garden in your backyard or start a plant collection
- Take a walk and enjoy the beauty of Mother Earth
- Donate. Pick a charity of your choice that protects the planet and promotes conservation and donate!