Did You Know? - Earth Day

Earth Day

The Earth that formed over 4.5 billion years ago, the third planet from the sun is the planet we are living.  But we will not talk about the earth it will be a long explanation about it. We will talk about what is Earth Day.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries,

Earth Day is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the planet inhabited by humans, namely earth.  Presented by the United States Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 a teacher of the environment.  This date coincides with spring in the Northern Hemisphere (northern hemisphere) and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005) was an American politician and environmentalist from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor. A Democrat, he was the founder of Earth Day, which launched a new wave of environmental activism.
Senator Gaylord Nelson, 1916 - 2005

The idea of ​​commemorating Earth Day was started by Gaylord Nelson since 1969. At that time Gaylord Nelson looked at the need for environmental issues to be included in the official curriculum of higher education.  This idea later gained broad support.

This support reached its peak on April 22, 1970. At that time history recorded millions of people taking to the streets, demonstrating and crowded Fifth Avenue in New York to denounce the destroyers of the earth. TIME magazine estimates that around 20 million people took to the streets on April 22, 1970.

History records, Earth Day is a campaign to invite people to care about the environment.  The movement to increase awareness and appreciation of the planet inhabited by humans, namely earth. Earth Day has become a global movement today. Its implementation throughout the world is coordinated by Earth Day Network's, a non-profit organization with various NGOs around the world.

What day is earth day in 2019, 2020, and 2021?
Earth Day in 2019 was held on Monday, April 22.
Earth Day in 2020 will be held on Wednesday, April 22.
Earth Day in 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 22.

International Mother Earth Day Themes From 2007 - 2019

  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2019 is – “Protect Our Species”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2018 was – “End Plastic Pollution”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2017 was – “Environmental and Climate Literacy”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2016 was – “Trees For the Earth”.
  • ‘International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2015 was – “It’s our turn to lead”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2014 was – “Green Cities”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2013 was – “The Face of Climate Change”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2012 was – “Mobilize the Earth”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” Theme 2011 was – “Clear The Air”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” theme 2010 was – “A Global Referendum on Climate Change”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” theme 2009 was “How Do You Get Around”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” theme 2008 was “Trees Please”.
  • “International Mother Earth Day” theme 2007 was “Be kind to the earth – starting from saving resources”.

Earth Day Activities and Ideas

Reported from signupgenius.com, here are activities and ideas that can be done on Earth Day;

  • Switch to energy-saving light bulbs.
  • Eat more food from local sources.
  • Lower the temperature on your water heater. 
  • Fix leaks.
  • Start a compost bin. 
  • Keep reusable shopping bags in your car.
  • Use Earth-friendly cleaning products.
  • Turn electricity Off.
  • A day without TV.
  • Plant a Vegetable Garden.
  • Commit to the reusable coffee cup.
  • Add more recycling bins.
  • Use a recyclable water bottle.
  • Use less paper.
  • Spend extra time outdoors.
  • Plant a school garden.
  • Collect rainwater.
  • Craft a nature collage.
  • Promote a zero-waste lunch day.
  • Create a green idea competition.
  • Let students create an environmental film.
  • Create posters with Earth Day messages.
  • Installs solar panels.
  • Plant trees in our environment.