Earth Day

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Earth Day is a day that is supposed to inspire more awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. The goal of Earth Day is to support protecting the environment and make people aware of problems like pollution, deforestation, and illegal wildlife trade.[1] It takes place each year on April 22. It now takes place in more than 193 countries around the world. [2] During Earth Day, the world encourages everyone to turn off all unwanted lights. On Earth day we should give something to our mother land like we can plant trees.

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It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. U Thant, the Secretary-General of United Nations at that time, has recognized it. While the first Earth Day focused on the United States, The EPA ( Enviromental Protection Agency), launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 countries. Its name and concept were created by John McConnell in 1960 at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco.

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  1. "What are the important facts all about Earth Day?". Twinkl. 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Earth Day International". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved April 17, 2018.

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