World Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth
Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 annually, is the largest secular observance in the world. Earth Day and aims to inspire awareness and appreciation for Earth's environment. The United Nations calls the event International Mother Earth Day.
The theme for this year's Earth Day is "Restore Our Earth" which emphases on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change.
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22 in 1970. It became a topic of discussion after more than 20 million Americans took to the streets to protest against environmental ignorance by the government. Since then, it has been an annual event.
As mentioned above, Earth Day is celebrated to acknowledge climate change and spread awareness about the same all around the world. According to earthday.org, Earth Day aims to “Build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet.” The movement’s mission is “To diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.”
Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national, and local policy changes.