Earth Day is an annually celebrated event all around the globe on April 22. This day is designated to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
The holiday was first held in 1970 and has grown into something much more formidable than before as it is now organized by the Earth Day Network which plans and organizes special events for April 22 and even the week it is in called “Earth Week.” Some countries celebrate “Earth Week” and dedicate the full week of April 22 to environmental events.
The holiday was inspired by Gaylord Nelson after the Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969 and witnessing the horrors it did on the ocean life in California.
“Earth Day is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology, the measurement of time, and instantaneous communication through space,” said Kurt Waldheim.
Earth Day is meant for people of all differences to come together for one common interest that we all have: our Earth.
Numerous retailers have provided sales and deals online for customers to celebrate the holidays. The Google team has come up with something to satisfy all the age groups: a quick quiz for web surfers to take to discover what animal they would be. Simply search Earth Day quiz into a web browser and discover the animal.
With so many scientists and people in fear of our Earth’s safety, this holiday has grown greatly over the years.
Thousands of colleges and universities organize protests against the deterioration of the environment including groups fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife. The groups suddenly realized they shared common values with the creation of this holiday. Protesting has formed a bond between organizations and protestors around the world because of one common interest: saving our Earth.