All you need to know about Earth Day


Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 03:21 GMT

Google's Doodle celebrating Earth Day on April 22 - Google

Google's Doodle celebrating Earth Day on April 22 - Google

CAIRO – 22 April 2021: Through a doodle, Google celebrated Earth Day on April 22. It is an annual event celebrated all over the world in support for environment protection.




In 1969, peace activist John McConnell proposed at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco a day to honor the earth and the concept of peace. Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on March 21, 1970. It is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.




About a month later, US Senator Gaylord Nelson established a separate Earth Day as an environmental awareness day that was first set on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of his work.




After setting Earth Day on April 22 in the United States, an organization launched by Dennis Hayes, the main national coordinator in 1970, made Earth Day an international day in 1990, and even organized this event in 141 countries.




In 2016, the United States, China, and about 120 other countries signed the historic Paris Agreement on Earth Day. The signing of the agreement included a key requirement to enter into the implementation of the historic project of a climate protection treaty that was adopted by the 195 countries unanimously present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.




Earth Day is celebrated by many communities within the event of Earth Week, which is a full week of activities focused on the environmental issues the world faces.






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