World Earth Day 2021: let’s restore our beloved Earth together!

Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Ilustrated poster depicting people watering an Earth-shaped tree Ilustrated poster depicting people watering an Earth-shaped tree State Dept./D. Thompson

Every April 22, we celebrate a very special day, that of our home-planet Earth. Earth Day is an occasion for people around the world to show support to the planet also known as “Mother Earth or Mother Nature” by engaging in an environmental protection-related cause.

Each year on this date, a theme is designed to mark the day. The theme for this Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth” that aims to find other innovative ways to address climate change through focusing on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and brand-new ideas that can build the world’s ecosystems up again. Earth Day was first observed in the US since it was established in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson with the purpose to encourage American people to protect the environment. A few years later, it has gained in influence and since then has become a global day. Currently, there are more than one billion people in 192 countries who take part in the global action associated with the protection to the environment and participate in Earth Day activities and events each year.

Earth Day 2021 events

For this D-Day, the US President Joe Biden is expected to convene a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in accordance with US plans to address climate issues. Right after his inauguration in January, President Biden delivered a speech about climate change and how the US government is going to tackle this issue by making it at the center of American domestic, national security, and foreign policy. He insisted on advancing conservation, revitalizing communities and cities and on the farmlands; and above all securing environmental justice.

As far as the overall unfolding of the event is concerned, Earth Day 2021 celebration will run from April 20 to April 22. It starts today! Indeed, it is a three-day event dedicated for climate action. Throughout the event, three virtual summits will be held which consist of workshops, panels, speeches, discussions, special messages and performances. One of these summits that will take place today, April 20, is the global youth climate summit led by Earth Uprising – a team of youth climate activists from all over the world who unite to take action and demand a better future for themselves and future generations – in collaboration with other non-profit organizations and other hundreds of youth climate activists.

Let’s restore the earth!

If you cannot attend the digital event, there is still another best way to honor Earth Day. In fact, restoring the earth does not only come down to attending a three-day summit or event. There is more! It is about being committed everyday to showing support to the planet we are living on and always doing the best to restore it. So we invite you today to join us in these few simple eco-friendly actions, provided by EARTHDAY.ORG, to prove how much we care about our mother earth:

• Spend time outside and try to pick up trash while enjoying your outdoor activities.
• Be part of the change by changing your diet to fight climate change.
• Stop deforestation by supporting companies that take an active role against it.
• Organize your own cleanup or do it with small groups to positively impact your community which then will contribute to global change.
• Take action to combat plastic pollution.
• Spread the word and talk about climate change around you and across the globe.

 Sources: Share America / earthday.org

 

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