Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021: The theme for 2021 is “Restore Our Earth

Earth Day is observed on April 22 every year to raise awareness for Earth’s environment. Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and raise awareness of the growing problems of air, water, and soil pollution. The United Nations calls it by “International Mother Earth Day”.

This year the theme of Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth”, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystem. It is up to each one of us to Restore Our Earth not just because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is a necessity.

According to the UN, “despite ongoing efforts, biodiversity is worsening worldwide at rates unmatched in human history. It is estimated that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction”. In fact, figures show that global CO2 emissions are now back at above pre-pandemic levels. Considering that we need to dramatically cut emissions by 2030 to keep global warming to 1.5°C.

“This Earth Day, we have an important opportunity to challenge our leaders to commit to climate action on a global scale,” Kathleen Rogers, president of EarthDay.org, states, “We are at the edge of a cliff—if we don’t act now to reduce carbon emissions, there will be no way back.

Earth Day celebration

Earth Day is mostly celebrated by performing outdoor activities individually or in groups. Activities such as planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for motivating sustainable living like making use of recycled materials, are performed. There are thousands of events taking place, both online and in-person (within local Covid-19 restrictions).

Earth Day is not a public holiday. Programs at school, institutional levels are conducted to raise awareness among children. School kids make paintings and Earth Day posters, Debates, and Elocution competitions are also held to give out a message to the future generation.

We must create awareness among the society by planting more trees, adopting rainwater harvesting techniques, recycling plastic, protecting the oceans from getting polluted with industrial waste, and making sure that everyone follows the 3R’s (Reduce, Recycle & Reuse). We must also Implement strict waste segregation methods and we need to make everyone understand that every day is Earth Day! We should not waste natural resources such as water, minerals, and coal entirely from Earth. It’s our moral responsibility to protect our Earth from pollution and global warming. Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals are becoming extinct because of human activities like deforestation, pollution, Global warming etc. We need to let people know that Millions of people are living without a pure drinking water supply in their homes. We need to know that our Earth is the only planet in the universe where life is possible. I feel that nature is created by God and to take care of it, God created humans that are us. If every person tries to make a small effort, it will make an impact on the planet Earth.

World’s Earth Day Inspires millions of people around the world to share ideas about the environment. This day gives an opportunity to every person in the world to take protective steps for our great planet because “The Earth Doesn’t belong to us, we belong to the Earth”.

Earth Day 2021: The theme for 2021 is “Restore Our Earth

Earth Day is observed on April 22 every year to raise awareness for Earth’s environment. Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and raise awareness of the growing problems of air, water, and soil pollution. The United Nations calls it by “International Mother Earth Day”.

This year the theme of Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth”, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystem. It is up to each and every one of us to Restore Our Earth not just because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is a necessity.

According to the UN, “despite ongoing efforts, biodiversity is worsening worldwide at rates unmatched in human history. It is estimated that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction”. In fact, figures show that global CO2 emissions are now back at above pre-pandemic levels. Considering that we need to dramatically cut emissions by 2030 to keep global warming to 1.5°C.

“This Earth Day, we have an important opportunity to challenge our leaders to commit to climate action on a global scale,” Kathleen Rogers, president of EarthDay.org, states, “We are at the edge of a cliff—if we don’t act now to reduce carbon emissions, there will be no way back.

 


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