April 22 is Earth Day, an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. The theme of World Earth Day 2022 is ‘Invest In our Planet‘ calling for businesses to shift towards sustainable practices.
About the ‘Earth Day’ –
- Earth Day was first observed in 1970, when 20 million took to the streets to protest against environmental degradation. The event was triggered by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, as well as other issues such as smog and polluted rivers.
- In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 as ‘International Mother Earth Day’.
- The landmark Paris Agreement, which brings almost 200 countries together in setting a common target to reduce global greenhouse emissions, was signed on Earth Day 2016.