Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
For 2018, the Earth Day theme is “End Plastic Pollution“.
Earth Day Facts:
1) First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
2) Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
3) Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in the United States. In recognition of his hard work, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.
4) Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
5) Although it is celebrated millions across the United States, Earth Day is not an official national holiday.
6) Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.