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Tag: Mother Earth Day April 22

  • Saturday, April 23rd 2022 - 21:46 UTC

    Earth Day 2022 selected theme, “Invest in our planet”

    Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970. It was first observed in the US, when some 20 million people took to the streets to protest 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill

    Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life. First celebrated in 1970, this year marks its 52nd anniversary.

  • Saturday, April 21st 2018 - 06:57 UTC

    What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

    Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics

    A message from Earth Network president, Kathleen Rogers - Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.

  • Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:56 UTC

    Ban Ki moon message on Mother Earth Day 2016: Trees for the Earth

    On this day, representatives of more than 170 countries are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

    This year, Earth Day coincides with the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which takes place at UN Headquarters in New York. The Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015.

  • Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:49 UTC

    Di Caprio addresses the UN on Earth Day and to celebrate the Paris Agreement

    “We can congratulate each other, but it will mean absolutely nothing if you return home to your countries and fail to push beyond the promises of this historic agreement.”

    This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio.

  • Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 02:00 UTC

    “We have yet to change our ways” says Ban Ki-moon UN on Mother Earth Day

    Mother Earth Day, marked on 22 April, Ban called Earth humanity’s “ultimate mother, an astounding planet that has, since time immemorial, supported life in myriad forms.”

    Humanity is well aware of the devastating damage and pollution it have wrought on planet Earth, and “even with this knowledge, we have yet to change our ways,” United Nations Secretary-General said on Wednesday, urging people to reset their relationship with nature and every living being it sustains.