Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old, roughly and the earliest traces of life were found around 3.8 billion years ago. We've been living here for so long that we've altered the identity of Earth. With severe industrialization, we've left no resource unexploited and exhausted on the face of Earth. If this continues, the end is not very far.
Let's read about Earth Day and also vow to become better residents of planet Earth, after all, we're just its tenants and not owners!
The Earth Day was an initiative taken by the United States in the 1970s and later got recognized WorldWide during the 1990s. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.
The first Earth Day ever was celebrated in 1970, on April 22nd.
On the first Earth day itself, 20 million people came together in the US and protested against the industrial revolution, responsible for destroying the Earth.
In 2009, the United Nations, officially renamed Earth Day as International Mother Earth Day.
Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.
Back in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network.
When orchids started getting endangered, 100 different species of them were planted to prevent their extinction in the honor of Earth Day, in Panama.
High time that we give Earth back its identity that we've taken away from it over the years by exploiting and exhausting its resources. Else, the end will be near.