Earth Day – April 22 – is the largest non-religious celebration in the world, marked by more than half a billion people.
Every year, the International Earth Day Network coordinates the actions of more than 12,000 partners in 174 countries to protect the planet Earth and preserve life on it. The Network seeks to create broad civil support for sustainable and effective environmental development policies around the world.
For the first time, Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 in the United States and Canada. Millions of North Americans take part in a demonstration and urge politicians, statesmen, businesspeople to incorporate environmental protection into their priorities. In 1990, the celebration of our planet was declared international, and Bulgaria was included in its celebration in 1993. The aim is to unite the people on the planet to protect the environment.
The first Earth Day celebration was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin governor and senator who raised the cause for nature conservation, and Denis Hayes, a prominent student leader. More than 20 million Americans from all over the country are involved in First Earth Day events. As a result of this event, a powerful environmental movement was formed and the laws of clean air and clean water were adopted in the United States.
Bulgaria is one of the first countries to join the Earth Day International Day since 1990. Thousands of Bulgarians are invited to celebrate the Day of the Earth, and the day is celebrated with various events devoted to the preservation of the environment.
Nowadays too often we hear about another oil spill, a broken pipeline, or another flat mountain, because of a dirty coal mine.
It is time to mobilize the Earth and speak with one voice, to make a message. It is time to take the path to a more sustainable development of our economic future by adopting the “green” economy seriously.