Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. Every year this day is celebrated on April 22 to spread awareness about environmental protection and acknowledge the global climate crisis. Earth Day was founded in 1970 by a person in America. That name was Senator Gaylord Nelson. This year the theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” The theme focuses on acting in a bold way, innovating in a broad way, and implementing in an equitable manner.
Earth Day is an important day for people to take time out of their busy lives and consider the impact that humanity has on the environment and for taking necessary steps to minimize the impact. As a result, we all can live happier and healthier lives. Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contributed to the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act, and several other environmental laws.
Earth Day is a time to reflect and be thankful for everything the Earth does for us. It is also a time to strengthen our relationship with nature, to give back, and to think of ways we can work to better support the Earth for future generations. Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction.
Trees are equally crucial for water and air quality, as over half of Americans depend on forests to capture and filter their drinking water. Tree leaves also absorb airborne pollutants and intercept particulate matter, helping reduce the throat irritation, asthma, and even premature death that these pollutants may cause. Not surprisingly, areas with more trees provide more benefits.
Earth Day Fun Activities for kids
Kids are a lot of fun on Earth Day. They have a natural instinct for conservation and preservation. Not only this but they like to get their hands dirty, and they love any kind of celebration. Planning Earth Day activities for kids is easy. Simply start, by asking your kid what they want to do to help the earth?
Here are some fun activities you can plan with your child:
- Plant a tree or a group of trees to beautify your neighborhood, provide shelter and food for birds, and prevent soil erosion
- Have a recycling party where friends and neighbors gather recyclable materials and try to make interesting things from them
- Gather a group of kids and start with a cleaning session at a local park, beach, or ather public area
In addition, here are some things that everyone should stick to in their daily lives:
- Recycle and separate waste, especially plastic which is very harmful to the nature
- Buy fewer products in plastic packagingand more in the paper, glass or any other biodegradable material.
- Save water – Close the tap while brushing the teeth or cleaning the utensils or in times when it’s not required.
- Save electricityby turning off the devices that are not in use and the light in the rooms when you leave.
- Do not pick flowers rather let them grow and enjoy watching them from a distance.
And now, it is your turn. What do you do to preserve our Planet Earth? Your thoughts and suggestions are most welcome.