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EARTH DAY

April 22, 1970, was the first World Earth Day observed in the United States (U.S.). Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a campaign to promote awareness of environmental issues and environmental protection. On that day, millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated to support environmental protection and sustainability. As a success of Earth Day, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established and environmental legislation was passed, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Since then, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd every year across the world.


People celebrating Earth Day
1970s APRIL 22 1970 crowd attending the first EarthDay celebration Fairmont Park Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Classic Stock/Getty Images)

PLANET VS. PLASTICS. 2024

Welcome to Earth Day 2024! It is a momentous celebration where people across the country celebrate Earth Day and promote others to raise environmental awareness and save the earth. This year, the world has seen a growing crisis from the proliferation of single-use plastics that threatens ecosystems, wildlife and human health. Plastics have become widespread in the modern world and are used in everything from food packaging and consumer goods to construction and transportation.  Plastic pollution has numerous and far-reaching repercussions. Marine life, in particular, bears the brunt of plastic pollution. Millions of seabirds, marine mammals, and fish die each year due to ingestion of plastic debris or entanglement in plastic waste. In addition, microplastic (minute) particles produced by the breakdown of larger plastic items have infiltrated the food chain, posing potential threats to human health.

Reducing Single-Use Plastics: One of the most common methods for mitigating plastic pollution is through the reduction of the production and consumption of disposable plastics like bags, bottles, and straws. Through the adoption of reusable materials and the promotion of plastic-free lifestyles, waste generation can be minimized and the environment preserved.

 

Clean-Up Campaigns: Community-led clean-up campaigns play a vital role in removing plastic litter from beaches, rivers, natural environments, ecosystems and urban areas.

 

Innovation and Technology: Entrepreneurs and innovators are leading the way in developing new technologies and materials to address plastic pollution. They are working on biodegradable plastics, recycling innovations, and waste-to-energy solutions.

 

Environmental Degradation:  Plastic waste has been present in the environment for hundreds of years, contaminating soils, waterways, and oceans and also playing a role in degrading the natural environment.

 

Policy Reforms: Policy reforms are essential to regulating the production, usage, and disposal of plastics. These reforms aim to prohibit single-use plastics and encourage the development of eco-friendly alternatives.

 

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22 Join our virtual "EARTHFEST 1.0" event. So your concern towards the planet's health by writing and poster making of different themes.

Happy Earth Day!

 

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