World Earth Day History

By | April 10, 2019

World Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April Every year. It is also best known as the “International Mother Earth Day”. It was announced to reaffirm the agenda of sustainable development and it is also celebrated to acknowledge the role of earth as a mother.

It was first celebrated in 1970 which is introduced by the unitary plurinational state of Bolivia. This day is proposed to honor the Earth and the concept of peace at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell in 1969 and initiative goes to Gaylord Nelson – the senator of California.

World Earth Day History
World Earth Day History

On 28 January 1969, an oil spill on the coast of California killed thousands of marine animals and then Gaylord Nelson take action and called a forum to discuss the issue of environment and the human impacts on it. His First tech was held on 22nd April 1970 and this tech was attended by 20 million people.

Later, Nelson was awarded by the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in recognition of his work. This day is celebrate by Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders.

World Earth Day History
World Earth Day History

Moreover, 2008 was declared as the “International Year of Planet Earth” in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly. Moreover, Evo Morales Ayma, introduced a resolution to celebrate 22nd April as “International Mother Earth Day”. Then in 2010, the “International Mother Earth Day” was first celebrated.  

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