Earth Day 2021

With Earth Day on its way, there are so many things to plan and do. World Earth Day is an annual event that was established to raise public awareness of pollution and preserve the environment of the planet. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd every year. It is observed all around the world with conferences, outdoor activities, rallies, and services. Since the earth and its ecosystems are our home, we need to balance the present and the future demands of the generations by creating and promoting peace with the earth and nature.


Origin

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 which gave a voice to the emerging consciousness of the public about the condition of the planet. Decades before the first official Earth Day, vast amounts of leaded gas were consumed by the Americans through inefficient and massive automobiles. The entire industry was spitting out sludge and smoke with a little fear about the consequences. The condition went so wrong that the people commonly accepted the pollution of air as the smell of prosperity.


Most of America did not care or have any environmental concerns about how pollution could affect human health and the environment. However, this mindset was about to be changed as the New York Times bestseller Silent Spring by the publication of Rachel Carson was out in 1962. The book helped to raise and spread awareness and concerns for the environment, living organisms, and the entire links that would get affected.


The Earth Day of 1970 started to provide a platform for the increasing environmental problems and channeled the energy to put this on the front page. During the year 1990, the group of environmental leaders wanted to organize a major campaign for the earth. This time, World Earth Day went global, lifting environmental concerns onto a larger audience and inspiring 141 countries and 200 million people. It also gave a quick boost to the efforts of recycling.


The Impact of Earth Day

Millions of people today know about World Earth Day and why people are fighting for change. When compared to the origins of the day in the 1970s, it now has a broader coverage and has gone fully mainstream. However, this does not yet entirely reflect on the impact it has on the world’s environmentalism. Many people still do not believe in climate change, and less than fifty percent of people think that environmental protection is mandatory.


However, this does not detract the significance of Earth Day every year. It sees this pessimism as a reason to make the celebration of Earth Day larger around the world. World Earth Day encourages people to think about their impact on the environment and how they could help to preserve and protect the environment from further damage. The day allows people to reflect everything humans have done to nature and how we could find solutions, take those into actions, and inspire future generations to do the same. This is why Earth Day is considered to be a unique opportunity to encourage people to make actual changes.


Activities to do on Earth Day 2021

All over the world, many events would be held to celebrate a happy earth day. The Earth Day activities could range from long-standing traditions to brand new projects. No matter what a person’s passion is, people will always find ways to participate in the festivities of Earth Day 2021.

Children in schools should create science and craft presentations that are related to the environment. Many people take action to clean up their surrounding areas or plant many trees. If it is a beach community, people should take part in cleaning the ocean and the beaches and advise others to not trash. Events would be held to spread awareness on conserving energy and recycling waste.


On Earth Day 2021, people should educate children on the significance of protecting the environment and encourage them to spend time at local schools to spread the message. People must dedicate at least an hour on the day to do a public service like planting a tree, taking part in organized clean-up, or other various sustainable practices. People could find different ways to take individual actions that would help contribute to improving the environment on World Earth day 2021. It could include researching the product you usually use and finding an alternative if it would reduce the carbon footprint.


The earth hour should be spent by switching off the lights and only lighting candles. On World Earth day 2021, the earth hour is between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Earth Day 2021 is one of the best days to take part in Earth Day activities that would help to educate yourself and the people around you. Travel to your favorite events or conferences this Earth Day with redBus. Find your suitable buses and book one with your convenient timings on the website! The hassle-free process would help you book your ticket in no time.


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