Earth Day is not a static awareness day like World Quark Day. It’s a day where major environmental events are organized around the globe to clean up, teach, make changes and lessen the load on mother nature.
With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd of April, I want to share 10 facts about Earth Day and ways you can get involved.
So in honour of Earth Day, here are
10 Fun Facts you didn’t know about Earth Day:
1. There’s an actual website for Earth Day.
I’m sure most of you know about the website but for those of you who don’t, it’s really cool. It shares the history of Earth Day in decade sections and lots of ways you can take part in conservation every day and not just on this day.
2. Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson.
In 1970 the first Earth Day rally was held in the United States and had support from all political parties. 20 million Americans demonstrated on that day.
This has led to many protection acts, movements and projects over the decades. Li
3. Earth Day 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
With each decade Earth Day has gotten more and more established among citizens of the world.
With many wins, losses and lessons gained through the years, the Network is planning to set some big goals next year to mark the future of environmentalism in the 21st century.
4. The Earth Day Network campaigns year-round and not just on Earth Day
The Network has many campaigns to clean the planet year-round and educate people on the importance of environmentalism.
They work with schools to become more sustainable and make students aware of the environment. They also have a reforestation project and install renewable energy.
5. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is Protect Our Species
To incorporate this theme the Network has an article on each organism that is in steady decline and needs desperate help.
The articles include facts about the organism, why they are important for ecosystems, what threatens them and what people can do to protect them.
6. You can create your own Act Of Green
An Act Of Green is any effort to make a change to be more earth-friendly and sustainable.
The Network shares a few ways to do this that you can take part in. They also want you to create your own and engage it on the Network.
7. The Earth Day Network partners with 192 countries
This makes them the largest international environmental movement. If you scroll down on their website they display all the countries they work with in the footer section.
8. The Earth Day Network has a blog
Here they share global movements, activity in the political realm that concerns the environment and any action citizens can take on this topic, activism that they support and recent rallies, tips to be earth-friendly and other information relevant to the earth and environment.
9. You can sign up and get involved in the Earth Day Network
On the Earth Day website you can sign up and they will send you updates on what they’re doing and their efforts.
They will also send you ways to engage in campaigns and alert you when there is an opportunity to take action.
10. You can take an Earth Day quiz
On the website, you can click on their Earth Day menu. And in the sidebar, there is a link to a quiz you can take.
The quiz is all about your knowledge on climate change, plastic pollution, biodiversity and other topics relating to the earth and environmentalism. It takes 15-30 minutes to complete the whole quiz.
The Earth Day Network is a really engaging platform and I could probably spend hours on there. They even have pictures of rallies on every page. The overall feeling you get from this website is unity and a powerful presence.
It’s no wonder there are over a billion people taking part worldwide each year and every day. They also have social accounts where you can follow them and stay connected.
If you want to do something for Earth Day but not sure what, read my related articles.
Comment below if you’re excited about Earth Day and if you’re taking part in any movements or rallies.
Cheers for now,
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