Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. More than 1 billion people globally participate in Earth Day activities each year. Over 190 plus countries engage each year.
Earth day was created by Gaylord Nelson in 1970. He was hoping to inspire and increase public awareness of environmental problems in response to a massive oil spill off of the coast of California. 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day. Throughout the years, Earth Day has sparked an unprecedented amount of environmental legislation in its 50 years.
In 1970 Congress creates Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA is responsible for creating laws and standards to protect the health of individuals and the environment. In 1990 Earth Day went international and helped pave the way to the United Nations Earth Summit. In the 90ś recycling efforts and programs became common worldwide. In the years 2000 to 2010 Global Warming was the focus and with the help of the internet lawmakers, activists, Presidents and celebrities got the message out to over 200 million people that our planet needed change. 2015 The Paris Agreement was signed by the USA and China plus 120 other countries which will aim to strengthen the global response from Climate Change and Global Warming.
Today Earth Day will mark 50 years of global activism to help save our planet.
Earth Day inspires people throughout the world to take action and fight global warming and climate change.Here are some simple things that you and your family can do to make a personal impact and heal mother Earth. Run, bike, and hike.
A 2015 study by the institute for Transportation and development concluded that an increase in cycling worldwide could cut emissions by 11% by 2050. Riding helps reduce pollution, gasoline consumption, and emissions.
The challenges facing our planet can seem overwhelming but we all can do something to fight against global warming and climate change. Join us to heal our planet.