Earth Day is April 22 of every year. April 22, 2021 will mark 51 years of Earth Day.
The theme for Earth Day 2021 is "Restore Our Earth".
|Earth Day Dates|
|April 22, 2015||Earth Day 2015||Wednesday|
|April 22, 2016||Earth Day 2016||Friday|
|April 22, 2017||Earth Day 2017||Saturday|
|April 22, 2018||Earth Day 2018||Sunday|
|April 22, 2019||Earth Day 2019||Monday|
|April 22, 2020||Earth Day 2020||Wednesday|
|April 22, 2021||Earth Day 2021||Thursday|
|April 22, 2022||Earth Day 2022||Friday|
|April 22, 2023||Earth Day 2023||Saturday|
|April 22, 2024||Earth Day 2024||Monday|
|April 22, 2025||Earth Day 2025||Tuesday|
The history behind the initiative of Earth Day goes back to 1969 when Time Magazine brought to light the picture of Cleveland Cuyahoga River which had burnt as a result of the oil slick.
Such a shocking photograph acted like a kick to enlighten peoples’ and politicians' minds to pull up their socks and get together for the protection of Mother Earth.
Geylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Senator who was himself a witness to similar oil spills in California’s Santa Barbara region, took charge of the situation and organized a “national teach-in”. Nelson along with Pete McCloskey organized a movement to prevent the oil spill, air pollution, wilderness, destruction toxic dumps, and help endangered species from extinction.
This Earth Day was first suggested by John McDonnell in the year 1969 during a UNESCO conference on environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated on 20th April 1970. With a huge crowd to participate in the celebrations under the purview of Republican Mayor John Lindsey of New York, California witnessed the highest enthusiasm.
It was only after a few years from then that the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Protection Agency and Endangered Species Act saw the light of reality.
Although Earth Day was initially observed once in ten years time, Senator Nelson along with the hand of help from Bruce Anderson, the prime organizer of Earth Day 1990, New Hampshire, transformed this event into an annual affair for greater awareness and impact on peoples’ minds. Earthday.Org, established in 1995, helped to propagate the cause and consequences of preserving earth by reaching out every nook and corner via World Wide Web.
Handmade earth day gifts are a good choice, provided you have the knack of making things on your own. The idea is not to give something fancy, but something which will be of use and with lots of love.
Help relieve the stress on earth day. Gift the stress ball to your friend who is a workaholic and help them relax after a hectic day at work.
Personalized earth day t-shirts can be given to just about anybody. They come in various shapes, styles and colors. You just have to choose a message and get in printed on the shirt.
Maker Of Heaven And Earth
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.
The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.
The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
by Cecil Frances Alexander