A Historic Day for Earth’s Future

However you choose to protect the Earth, it can seem like a daunting task. This Saturday 22nd April is Earth Day 2017, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the planet we live on – and how to save it.

More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year; making it the largest civic observance in the world. Working through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns, Earth Day gives each of us the chance to show our support for environmental protection.

The aim of Earth Day is simple: To protect future generations from the side-effects of global warming. This year the specific focus is on creating better environmental and climate literacy and educating people – both children and adults – on environmental issues.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

Read more > http://www.earthday.org/

 

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