Earth Day 2021: History, significance and theme of this special day
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 to acknowledge the global climate crisis which is at an alarming state and needs your immediate attention. This day reminds us of what we are dealing with and how it can harmfully impact our future. Since the world is battling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of global warming has been overshadowed again. So, it's very important to talk about such a critical topic and spread awareness on how we can save the Earth.
Founder & CEO of Wenaturalists, Mr. Amit Banka says, "The pandemic has opened our eyes to the urgency of redefining our relationship with nature. And this is what makes Earth Day 2021even more significant. Like the younger generation has eloquently put it -there’s no time to deliberate about what we should be doing. We need to take active steps to combat the climate and nature crisis now. It’s about restoring the planet with green technologies and processes, sustainable consumption choices, conservation efforts, and most importantly, environmental literacy."
He further added, "Earth Day is symbolic of all that we are aiming to do to make this world a better place for future generations. But let’s also remember that we should be celebrating and showing our support for the environment every day. Every day is Earth Day."
Earth Day 2021: Date
This Day is observed on April 22 every year.
Earth Day 2021: Significance
As mentioned above, Earth Day is celebrated to acknowledge climate change and spread awareness about the same all around the world. This day is an opportunity to bring millions to connect and discuss problems like pollution, deforestation and more. For the unversed, as per the official website, earthday.org, "EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
Earth Day 2021: Celebration
Earth Day is being celebrated annually since 1970. However, in 2021, this year, there is a three-day event that will take place digitally. The event will start from April 20 and will go on until April 22, it wil be dedicated to issues about the climate crisis. As per the official website of the day, earthday.org, there will be a few topics of discussion, like, climate and environmental literacy, climate restoration technologies, equity and environmental justice and many more.
Earth Day 2021: Theme
This year's theme for Earth Day 2021 is "Restore Our Earth." The theme signifies that we need to start doing our bit in order to restore the planet and focus on rebuilding the world's ecosystems. As per the website, earthday.org, the theme will focus on "natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems."
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