Celebrating Earth Day today, people around the world have geared up for events and information about the environmental impact we have had on our planet.
Earth Day 2023 continued the theme of ‘Invest in our planet’ from last year, calling for people, businesses and governments to work together towards building a healthy economy and ecology for Earth.
EarthDay.org, which coordinates Earth Day events globally, said that the theme for the 2023 Earth Day calls on humanity to build a healthier economy while also making sure we work towards a more equitable future for everyone. The first Earth day was celebrated more than 50 years ago on April 22, 1970.
World leaders, billionaires and celebrities around the globe all wished everyone on Earth Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of those working to make our planet better on the occasion.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “On Earth Day, I laud all those working to make our planet better. India is committed to furthering sustainable development in line with our culture of living in harmony with nature.”
Committees organised events across 193 countries in the world to commemorate our planet.
Earth Week, an unofficial extended celebration of Earth Day that focuses on gathering more attention to the campaign, is organised by Earthday.org as well. Celebrated from April 16 to 22 every year, this week is dedicated to educating people about Earth Day, climate change and the need to take steps against it.
The five feature programmes of the Earth Day 2023 theme are sustainable fashion, the great global cleanup, canopy project, climate and environmental literacy, food and environment and the global earth challenge, a statement read.
Google also shed light on climate change with its doodle that urged people to make a real difference by adopting environment-friendly practices.
“Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates Earth Day. Individuals and communities can work together to take action against climate change. Learn more about how to get involved in Earth-saving activities,” read Google Doodle’s tweet.
Since Earth Day went global in 1990, mobilising 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage, the event has been marked as a way for us to reevaluate our connection with the world.