Earth Day was started in 1970 and is celebrated worldwide on April 22. Every year more than six million Canadians join millions more in 180 countries around the world in events and activities to celebrate. You could come up with ways to mark the day with your own projects at home, such as planting a garden or tree, starting a carpool group in your neighbourhood or picking up litter around your property and neighbourhood. or, if you’d like to join a community event, there are plenty to choose from, taking place on both April 21 and April 22.
Earth Day has become a global celebration now recognized in more than 193 countries, with events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s Earth Day is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to eventually end plastic pollution. The Earth Day Network has called the management of plastic waste a “global crisis.”
An estimated 275 million metric tons of plastic waste was generated in 192 coastal countries in 2010, with 4.8 to 12.7 million metric tons entering the ocean, according to findings in a 2015 study led by Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia.
This year, the Earth Day Network will mobilize its global network of non-governmental organizations and grassroots groups, as well as local elected officials, faith leaders, artists, athletes, students and teachers “to build a world of educated consumers, voters and activists of all ages who understand the environmental, climate and health consequences of using plastic.
Here’s a list of some of them:
1. One Million Trees:
3. Community Cleanup: