Earth Day is an annual reminder that our homeland is hurting and we need to save it. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and it was the best time to talk about climate change, global warming and ongoing global pandemic.
Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson in 1970 with an objective of a national day to focus on the environment. Nelson directed the energy and motivation of the student anti-war movement to spread awareness about emerging issues like water and air pollution. It was a massive success as many people loved the idea and were woken about the state of our planet.
More than a billion people mobilize for action every year on Earth Day which is celebrated on April 22 every year. On the first-ever Earth Day in 1970, approximately 20 million Americans (about 10%of the total population at that time) gathered in streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate healthy environment in the form of rallies.
Infographic by: waste360.com