World Earth Day
Earth Day is celebrated all across the globe on 22nd April to extend support towards the protection of the environment. The earth day was first celebrated in 1970. 22nd April 2020 marks 50 years of World Earth Day. People celebrate Earth day by organizing various activities like planting trees, raising awareness etc. With COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, this year, earth day is celebrated virtually by all the people.
World Earth Day 2020 theme
The theme for earth day of 2020 is “Climate Action”. Climate change is the biggest threat to humanity. We can see the nature suffering from events that happened this year like Australian Bush Fires, etc. Mother Earth is calling for a need for action.
“We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres
50th Earth Day
Earth offers us biological diversity and carries various species protecting it from various factors. As human beings, it is our today to nurture the earth and save it from deteriorating further. With global warming and climate change posing a threat to humanity, it is high time that we don’t take the earth for granted. On 50th Earth day, let’s pledge to make the earth a better place for living of human beings and other organisms.
“Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift…a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude” (Pope Francis).