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WORLD EARTH DAY OBSERVED

WORLD EARTH DAY OBSERVED

Context

Every year, April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire people to save and protect it.

Details

  • In 1970, the 1st World Earth Day was celebrated.
  • It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
  • The idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, an American environmentalist and politician.
  • The theme of Earth Day 2021 is to 'Restore Our Earth'. It focuses on adopting natural processes and emerging eco-friendly technologies that can restore ecosystems.

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