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April 22, 2021, 6:31 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 323 views)

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Earth Day is observed on April 22 every year. Earth Day gains significance with each passing year as the global climate crisis worsens. Earth Day brings millions of people together as it gives an opportunity for all stakeholders to create awareness and work together on critical issues like global warming, pollution and the vanishing forest cover among others.

The first Earth Day was focused on the United States. In 1990, Denis Hayes, the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international and organized events in 141 nations.”

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The theme for Earth Day this year is Restore Our Earth-“''focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only way to address climate change.''

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This year, amid the pandemic, a host of environmental issues are being prioritized. According to the earthday.org, the topics that will take centrestage at the digital events are:

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    1. • Climate and environmental literacy
    2. • Climate restoration technologies
    3. • Reforestation efforts
    4. • Regenerative agriculture
    5. • Equity and environmental justice
    6. • Citizen science
    7. • Cleanups
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Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth:

  1. 1-Reduce, reuse, and recycle the things
  2. 2-Volunteer for cleanups in your community.
  3. 3-Educate:When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
  4. 4-Conserve water:The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
  5. 5-Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
  6. 6-Use long-lasting light bulbs
  7. 7-Plant a tree:Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
  8. 8-Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office

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