Earth Day 2016

Everything You Need to Know

22nd April, 1970 marked the beginning of this great environmental movement in America following a devastating oil spill. Millions across the world show celebrate this day showing their support and love towards the environment. Many programs and movements are arranged across the world to educate the public and to show the importance. This day is signified by its own flag and anthem.

Did you know?

  • One billion people across the world will get involved with Earth Day this year
  • The celebration has its own flag that features a picture of the Earth taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon
  • 20 million people participated in the first ever Earth Day in 1970
  • No one knows where the name or date for the day came from as the organisers can’t remember
  • In 2008 Disney launched Disneynature, a channel dedicated to environmental documentaries, in celebration of Earth Day

Here’s how you should celebrate it every day:

  • Grow your own food
  • Go paperless
  • Plant a tree
  • Stop drinking bottled water
  • Start carpooling
  • Invest in a solar-powered phone charger
  • Use reusable coffee cups
  • Take a tote bag to the shop
  • Make sure you recycle

 

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Happy Earth Day!”

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