|WHAT IS EARTH DAY 2016?|
Let's do everything within our reach to make Earth a better place to live; for ourselves and future generations. This article shows us the meaning of Earth Day and demonstrates how we can contribute in making Earth a better place.
Aruba, April 22, 2016 - What is Earth Day 2016? Everything you need to know about the environmental event.
It’s Earth Day, the day of the year where more than one billion of us celebrate our planet and the perfect time to start thinking about the planet we live on - and how to save it.
Every year, more than one billion people across the world mark the event by showing support for environmental protection .
Festivals, rallies and outdoor events are held in nearly 200 countries - often, with the support of A-list celebrities and political leaders.
But why do we celebrate Earth Day? And how is it observed by people globally?
Here, we provide a guide to the event, which takes place on April 22 each year.
What is Earth Day? Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day aims to encourage people across the world to be more environmentally friendly.
This might mean increasing the amount they recycle, volunteering for a local green project or installing solar panels at their home.
The very first event for Earth Day, which was held in America nearly five decades ago following a devastating oil spill, is credited as the beginning of the modern environmental movement.
Since its launch, Earth Day has been supported by an array of famous faces, including Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Watson.
Now it is coordinated globally by the non-profit Earth Day Network, which describes it as ‘the largest secular holiday in the world’. Each year, festivals, parades and rallies are held in at least 192 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection.