World Earth Day is the largest environmental event dedicated to the planet and has been celebrated every year for 51 years.
Founded in 1970 to raise awareness of the importance of conserving the Earth's natural resources, in recent years it has succeeded in mobilising over a billion people in the 193 UN countries involved.
Earth Day: Earth Day 22 April 2021
Today, World Earth Day has become the most powerful reminder of the need to protect the planet in all cultures and for all generations.
As stipulated by the United Nations, Earth Day is celebrated annually one month and two days after the spring equinox, on 22 April.
Each edition has its own theme. The theme for World Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth: that is, let's repair and rehabilitate the planet (from the damage already caused).
The intent, therefore, is not only to raise awareness of the need to reduce environmental impact through the use of natural processes, green technology and innovative techniques. But also to try to repair the damage already done.
Because saving the Earth is no longer just an option, it is a necessity.
Earth Day 2021: the watchwords
The watchwords were environmental protection and sustainability. The common goals, greater protection and preservation of the planet.
A curiosity: In Italy, one of the best organising committees in the world is active, Earth Day Italia (the European branch of the Earth Day Network in Washington, the international NGO that promotes the United Nations' World Earth Day).
Earth Day, mission:
What are the objectives of Earth Day?
- to promote information, scientific dissemination and environmental awareness actions
- to promote public awareness of the need to protect the planet
- to promote responsible consumption choices and styles
- to promote and support sustainable development paths in companies
- devising, developing and promoting innovative - social, economic, environmental - paths and projects inspired by the best principles of sustainability
This is a project promoted by Earth Day Italy and AsviS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) with the aim of disseminating as much as possible the communication of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the UN 2030 Agenda, overarching goals that aim to achieve a wide range of closely intertwined issues concerning economic and social development, such as poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanisation, environment and social equality, and climate change.
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