22 April 2022
It seems hard to imagine the time before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic smoke into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal. They could not be taken to court to stop it. There was no Agency for environment protection (EPA) forming any Act for our earth and nature.
As there was no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act etc. and also there were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. So; In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. And, for the last 53 years Earth Day is observed globally every year.
Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day had written in EPA magazine:
The Environmental Revolution has altered our physical surroundings. Beyond that, it has worked remarkable changes in government, law, politics and economics. It has reshaped many people's philosophy of life and scale of values. In very practical terms, the Environmental Revolution is lengthening lives and lessening human misery by reducing the poisons in our air, water, and soil. Perhaps most importantly of all in a way not too many people have noted, the Environmental Revolution has revitalized the democratic process.
Be a part of the solution. Build a brighter, greener, and more equitable future for generations to come. The time is NOW to Invest in Our Planet.
The Top 10 Earth Day Events of 2023
10- The Cape Coral Cleanup In Cape Coral, Fl
9- ‘Heaven On Earth’ Cleanup At The Dal Lake (India)
8- Earth Day Jubilee At Heal The Bay Aquarium In Santa Monica, Ca
7- Village For The Earth In The Green Heart Of Rome (Italy)
6- Earth Day: In Love And Rage At City Hall Plaza In Boston, Ma
5- The Big One On The Streets Of London (United Kingdom)
4- End The Era Of Fossil Fuels At Freedom Plaza In Washington, D.C.
3- Earth Day Fiesta (Zimbabwe)
2- Pledge To Our Keiki Dive Across Every Island In Hawaii
1- An Earth Day 2023 Event Local To You
A glance on few of the project began:
Canopy Project: The Canopy Project improves our shared environment by planting trees across the globe.
Climate and environmental literacy: EARTHDAY.ORG believes every learner in every school in the world should receive fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.
End Plastic Pollution: The End Plastic Pollution campaign helps people understand the impacts of plastic pollution on human and ecosystem health and how everyday actions can lessen the problem.
Fashion for Earth: Behind every piece of clothing in a store, there is an industry stripping the Earth of its limited resources and exploiting the labor force that works in its garment factories.
Foodprints for the Future: Fight climate change with diet change.
My Future Voice: My Future My Voice features 205+ young environmental leaders from 93+ countries around the world. All the youth featured are united by their common aim – to work for the good of the environment. They are the future, which is why their voices matter the most.