Earth is a beautiful and the only planet where the human race can survive. But it is threatened by rapid industrialization, pollution and the resultant climate change, leading to catastrophic flooding, rise in sea level, and destruction of habitations.
Hence, to raise awareness for protecting the planet that has so far protected us, the Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. More than a billion people take part in it globally.
The event started in 1970, when an American senator organized a national rally to raise awareness about environmental issues. It gave voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet and by 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.
It gave a huge boost to recycling efforts and paved the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Individuals can contribute to help reduce greenhouse gases to protect the environment.
We should take these Steps to Save Earth-
- Save Water.
- Become a waste warrior.
- Use energy efficient bulbs to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
- Plant a tree.
- Eat sustainable foods.