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Earth Day 2022 Theme, History, Significance, Importance, Awareness Activities, And Everything You Need To Know

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Every year April 22 is observed as “Earth Day” around the world to create awareness among the masses about environmental protection and to recognize the global climate concern, which is one of the biggest threats to the existence of life on the planet. The day is also known as International Mother Earth Day. This year (2022) the world will mark its 52nd Earth Day observance.

Earth Day 2022 Theme

Every Year, a fresh theme is announced via earthday.org to give a shape or a base to the Earth Day awareness events, and observations that take place all around the world annually. In 2022, the theme of Earth Day is “Investing In Our Planet”, which focuses on sending a message around the world that the time has come to preserve our health, our families, our livelihood, and our planet together.

History

Earth Day first came to the fore during the 1969 UNESCO conference in San Francisco, where John MacConnell, an American peace activist, proposed the opinion of ​​Earth Day to celebrate the life and beauty of the Earth and to advance peace. At the same time, John also intended to warn people about the urgent actions needed to protect and renew the endangered ecological compensation on which all life on Earth relies.

For the first time, Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, as “World Earth Day”, but later Former Governor of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson renamed it “Earth Day”.

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Significance & Importance

The world population is about to cross the 8 billion mark and it is estimated that by 2030 the earth will be home to 8.5 billion human lives. Many scientists think that Earth’s maximum carrying capacity ranges from 9 billion to 10 billion people.

As the population grows at an all-time high rate, the high risks of pollution, ecological degradation, disasters, and epidemics are increasing day by day and the day is not far when there will be no place on earth to live or grow food. Earth Day is being celebrated all over the world for the last 52 years with the aim of creating awareness among the people to take necessary steps to control the population so that such major threats can also be controlled.

Awareness Activities

Read the informative article published on the official website of the National Ocean Service to learn What Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth!

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