EARTH DAY 2022: “Invest in our Planet” on April 22

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The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. Click Here to find an event somewhere in the world. #InvestInOurPlanet

Earth Day.org says: “Unless businesses act now, climate change will ever more deeply damage economies, increase scarcity, drain profits and job prospects, and impact us all.

We already know that private sector innovation (with public support) accelerate the kind of rapid change we need, like nothing else and it pays. Studies show a direct correlation between sustainable business practices, share prices, and business performance. Companies who develop strong Environment Social Governance (ESG) standards have better profitability, stronger financials, happier employees, and more resilient stock performance.

Smart companies are discovering that it is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits — sustainability is the path to prosperity. So for both humanitarian and business reasons, it is imperative that companies of all sizes take action and embrace the benefits of a green economy. Tell business leaders to get on board with a sustainable future or get out of the way.”

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HISTORY OF EARTH DAY

The idea for Earth Day was originally born in 1969, when a US Senator named Gaylord Nelson, witnessed the effects of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA. He called to action all Americans to take a stand for the environment in 1970. Thousands of colleges and universities across the United States organized protests for a healthy, in support of creating a sustainable Earth.

This included air pollution from factories and freeways, as well as the loss of habitats for animals and animal extinction. Because of these national rallies, the first Earth Day helped create the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts into law.

For the past 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated by billions of people around the globe, annually every April 22, to join together in promoting awareness for the health of our environment.

Why should we continue to celebrate this event?

Some people may view it as just another fun day, or an excuse to wear green and a flower crown, similar to St. Patrick’s Day; but with serious concerns about our changing environment being studied and addressed today by prominent scientists, politicians, and young climate change activists alike.

Some people are adapting to more environmentally friendly ways of living — every day, not just on April 22 every year and are composting, recycling, repurposing, carpooling, thrifting, and metal straws to save the turtles every day of the year.

Today, we have similar concerns, and unfortunately they are even messier than that original oil spill. Increasing natural disasters, extreme weather, and rising global temperatures may seem impossible for one human, let alone millions or even billions of humans, to slow down, or stop.

It has been reported that coral reefs are dying, we see pictures of animals on land and in the ocean with trash in their bellies or around their body, and corporate factories and large companies around the world continue to pollute our air and our living spaces.

#InvestInOurPlanet

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Always remember that a small action, like picking up litter on the sidewalk that may have otherwise ended up around the neck of an animal or in the ocean, still makes an impact — a step in the right direction, and an important change.

Earth Day facts for kids

Source: TheRoundup

Earth day helps raise awareness of environmental issues such as global warming and plastic pollution. It’s really important to get kids involved at a young age, so they learn about the challenges facing our environment, and the ways they can help.

In this special guide to Earth Day for kids, we explain what Earth Day is and why it’s so important in ways kids can easily understand.

You’ll also find ideas for activities your children can do (with or without parents) to help the world celebrate Earth Day.

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