Earth Day

  • 23 Apr 2024

On 22nd April, the Earth Day was celebrated across the globe. The 2024 Earth Day theme is 'Planets vs Plastics', highlighting the urgent need to address plastic pollution.

  • Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970, grew from a movement sparked by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
  • In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people in 141 countries participating, leading to the 1992 UN Earth Summit.
  • In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change opened for signature on Earth Day.
  • The Earth Day Google Doodle showcases global efforts to protect biodiversity and natural resources, featuring iconic locations like Jaú National Park and the Great Green Wall of Nigeria.