The World Earth Day celebrated every year on the 22nd April and was first celebrated in 1970 to create public awareness about pollutions after the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. It was established to raise public consciousness of the menace of air pollution, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, water pollution, climate change and global warming which are major environmental problems we face today. All this has resulted in the increased amount of carbon (IV) oxide in the atmosphere and has raised the earth temperature to about 1.50F. The 2018 World Earth Day focuses on help to END PLASTIC POLLUTION.
Here are some actions we can take to celebrate World Earth Day as well as help save the environment:
- Organize rallies and conferences
- Outdoor activities such as cycling
- Service project such as tree planting
- Teach the young ones about proper waste disposal
- Say no to disposable straw and plastics
- Pack your food in reusable containers
- Choose reusable shopping bags over plastic bags
- Recycle plastic bottles
- Use energy saving bulbs and turn off your light when not in use
- Take a light shower and don’t leave the shower running
- Use less of paper napkin and print on both side of paper
Read this article for details on the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans and what we can do about it.
Make everyday a World Earth Day. Give back to mother earth!
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