International Earth Day
About International Earth Day
Date When Celebrated: International Earth Day is always observed on the Vernal Equinox
International Earth Day was initiated to make the earth’s inhabitants aware of their responsibility to care for the planet. This care includes environmental and natural resources. Everyone needs to take an active role, big or small, in preserving the earth and its resources. John McConnell, of Davis City, Iowa founded International Earth Day. In September 1969, he proposed the establishment of Earth Day to the San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors. After approval, he gained support from many others, including then UN General Secretary, U Thant.
In 1970, McConnell wrote an Earth Day Proclamation which was ultimately signed by UN Secretary-General U Thant on March 21, 1971.
This day is also called Sun-Earth Day. This holiday is an annual, worldwide celebration.
Important Note: International Earth Day is different from U.S. Earth Day.
How to Celebrate International Earth Day
- Get involved with activities and organizations to help our environment.
- Do your part to fight global warming.
- Seek efforts at economic and social sustainability programs.
- Learn more about how to live in an eco-friendly manner.
- Reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.
“It’s horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – – Ansel Adams
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