April 22nd marks a very important date, Earth Day. Though we should be cherishing our precious earth every day and not just on April 22nd, it is vital for reminding people who do not care about or harm the environment that we only have one place to live, and we have to protect it for that reason alone. Earth Day became such an important time in the year that now it is celebrated for a week instead of a day and it is called earth week!
History of the Earth Day
Earth Day does not have a long history, in fact, it started on April 22, 1970, in Philadelphia to raise awareness about environmental issues. By 1990, over 140 countries participated in the celebrations. Every year the number of people and countries participating increases. Currently, there are over 190 countries involved in celebrating this important day so raising awareness for the ongoing and life-threatening climate crisis is getting easier.
What can we do about it?
Do not think about what a single individual can do to change the world. It starts with one and grows into something bigger. Your efforts are making a difference even if you cannot see it straight away. Some of the things that will benefit the world do not even include any effort at all, all you have to do is carry that soda can a little further and put it in the bin or just recycle your own trash. If you want to have a bigger impact, join groups that work to make the world a better place. On April 22, there are many celebrations and movements that will take place, you can join them if you like. In my hometown, a group of people will celebrate it by cleaning the forest.
Other things you can do to save our beloved earth are to support sustainable fashion, educate people on climate change, attend cleanups in your area, and grow trees.