On April 22, a holiday with a half-century history is celebrated, called Earth Day. It draws attention to ecology, problems of atmospheric pollution, oceans, and issues of overconsumption of natural resources. Take seriously the need to integrate recycling into production, abandon plastic, and treat animals and plants carefully. Many species are on the verge of extinction.
In 1969, there was a massive oil leak in California. The senate made the suggestion to take measures to prevent such a catastrophe in the future, and organize movements in support of environmental protection. Laws were passed on wastewater treatment, reduction of atmospheric air pollution, and protection of endangered fauna. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. Disasters are occurring in various regions of the planet due to man’s neglectful attitude to hydrocarbons. Poaching is rampant. The number of industrial enterprises increases pollution. Seawater temperature increases, and corals (an important part of the biosphere, helping to produce oxygen) are dying.
How to take part
Avoid traveling by car, choose public transport or bicycles.
- Change your diet. A high level of meat consumption provokes the use of enhanced production capacities. The air is heavily polluted. If vegetarian food is used, global warming will slow down.
- Attend events organized for persons who want to benefit the planet.
- Wear green clothes, emphasizing belonging to an activist social movement. Remember, actions speak volumes.
Start with your own behavior. Stop throwing garbage on the street, throw it into the trash. Let’s sort household waste into glass, plastic, and natural organic materials, preserving comfortable living conditions.
When Earth Day celebrated in 2023?
Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year.