Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces.
In 2017, the March for Science occurred on Earth Day (April 22, 2017) and was followed by the People’s Climate Mobilization (April 29, 2017).
Earth Day will educate and mobilize more than one billion people to grow and support the next generation of environmental activists. Aiming to reimagine what we can collectively do for our global environment with activities and events.
Earth Day 2007 was one of the largest Earth Days to date, with many people participating in the activities in thousands of places including Kiev, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; Tuvalu; Manila, Philippines; Togo; Madrid, Spain; London; and New York.
One can blame Africa and Nigeria’s underdevelopment on the ignorance of the people and the leaders. Hardly any efforts are put into preserving the earth and the environmental with the most efforts put to destroying it.
Sadly, while most developed countries are trying to be proactive, we’re ignorant to the fact that various earth days have passed with Nigeria being unaware that such a day exists.
Earth Day 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrations will include activities such as the Great Global CleanUp, Citizen Science, Advocacy, Education, and art but due to the global lockdown, almost everyone is inside and factories, cars and other environmental polluting means have been shut down and the earth has gotten a much needed break.
Hopefully, after everything, people realize the level of decay and will work to preserve the beauty of the earth now.
One hope is that this pandemic will serve as an eye opener to the ignorant people in the world and the disconnected people in Africa that money will cease to mean nothing if there’s no place for us to live.
What are you doing to preserve the earth in your own little way?