Climate change proponents of a greener globe are gearing for a celebration that annually hails this planet and all it has to offer. Earth Day will be acknowledged globally on April 22 with conscious and caring emphasis on preserving the environment. The idea of such a day became an initiative 46 years ago when UNESCO officially launched a mode of sustaining the universe.
In its genesis, communities campaigned to plant trees, enlighten others and establish information outlets to promote projects that could ensure a healthier climate.
With convincing indicators of the possibility of a problem of sustainability — snow and ice melting in Antarctica at record rates, hurricanes, tsunamis, snow storms, earthquakes, typhoons, tornadoes, and other weather phenomenon recurring with unprecedented devastation, a movement has elevated the consciousness of the nation to become more active in inspiring others to ignite passion to save the Earth.
As a matter of fact, the one day event has now become a week-long appreciation of nature and everything green.
On April 17, Earth Day will be marked at 14th St. & Union Square (North Plaza) during a day-long acknowledgement of the severity of climate change.
Exhibitions, environmental campaigns, green businesses, kid’s activities, live performances, and provision to recycle used clothing, electronics and textiles will significantly declare progress and a concerted effort to save the planet.
The car-free NYC celebration will engage participants in challenging ideas to motivate others to action. Mostly, a majority will spend the day planting trees.
This year, the theme “Trees for the Earth” forms the basis for their goal of a greener society.
“Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth.”
That is the goal of the Earth Day Network.
“Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, we’re calling on you to help us achieve one of our most ambitious goals yet — we’re planting 7.8 billion trees and we’re starting now.”
Organizers claim that “trees will be the first of five major goals “and in “honor of the five-year countdown to the anniversary the initiatives will make a significant and measurable impact on the Earth and will serve as the foundation of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for all.”
Another method they are using to achieve their goals is to appeal to legislators and influential corporate executives.
“Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100 percent renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.”
Since 1970 Americans have become more conscious about the environment and many routinely use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances, conserve water and electricity, recycle bottles, cans and disposable and are gradually becoming better adjusted to the notion of saving the Earth.
Community gardens are a common indulgence during the summer months. And farmer’s markets seem to be a year-round amenity in most communities.
With softball sized hail stone more frequently raining down, violent lightning storms blazing the skies and other unusual weather patterns regularly occurring, Earth Day is becoming a daily ritual to conform.
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