Every year Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd april and today we want to explain it to you how this date became important and what’s the meaning behind it!
What started as a college thing – with multiple demonstrations and protests to raise awareness to environmental issues – ended up becoming a worldwide event!
Earth Day was implemented for the first time on the 22nd april of 1970 by then US Senator Gaylor Nelson, who aimed to start a discussion on environmental issues afecting our planet like pollution, biodiversity preservation and other matters related with Earth’s wellbeing.
Although it started in the USA, this day started becoming relevant to other countries and it spread out to the rest of the world until it was officially recognised by the UN (United Nations), in 1990.
Today, this date continues to serve its purpose of raising awareness to the world population about environmental issues that are increasingly impacting our daily lives and the lives of all living things.
Some facts about our planet: