History and Significance of Earth Day 2021

World Earth Day 2021
World Earth Day 2021. Photo: Collected

Today (April 22) is Earth Day 2021. The Earth Day was first held in 1970, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support the environment. Currently, there are more than 193 member states in the global network.

History of the Earth Day

The beginning of Earth Day was born in the United States. In 1969, peace activist John McConnell proposed establishing Earth Day to honor the world. It was first selected 21 March 1970, the beginning of spring of the Northern Hemisphere. A month later, Gaylord Nelson, one of the Senators, proposed identifying environmental teaching as a U.S. curriculum, hiring a new generation of activist Denis Hayes as coordinator. And on April 22, 1970, more than 20 million people took to the streets. To show power to recognize the importance of the environment. Thus, the day became the most protested day in human history.

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On Earth Day 1990, Denis Hayes gathered up to 141 member states, and in 2016, the United States, China and 120 other member states signed an agreement to protect the climate and endorsed it by a consensus of 195 countries.

The 51st Anniversary of Earth Day

The day marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day 2021. Each year the day is observed with a different theme. In 2021, the theme is “Restore Our Earth”. 
Important Events on Earth Day people will hold events throughout the week to focus on the environmental problems facing the world. 

Earth Day 2021 organized hundreds of global youth summits. On April 20, the conference began with speeches and discussions with current climate activists.

On Thursday (April 22), the President of the United States will attend a world climate conference with member states around the world in an online discussion.

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