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Earth Day: Origins

Earth Day: Origins

  • Earth Day, the birth of the environmental movement, is about raising public consciousness about the condition of our beloved blue planet.
  • The first Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April 1970, a time when industrialization was making American corporations consume leaded gas and other harmful pollutants, something which the average American was unaware of.
  • The rising consciousness was a result of a 1962 bestseller ‘Silent Spring’ which shined a light on the decaying planet, the condition of living organisms, and the link between pollution and disease.

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Earth Day activates over a billion people every year on 22nd April, and is the largest secular observance across the world.

As world leaders are relentlessly valuing greed over the environment, the citizens of the world are rising up to take action for our planet and its inhabitants.

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