World Earth Day 2024: Date, theme, history, significance, activities to do

To protect the environment — EARTHDAY.ORG wants a 60% decrease in plastic manufacturing
A representational image. — Unsplash
A representational image. — Unsplash 

Earth Day 2024: April 22 is designated as World Earth Day and it serves as a reminder of how crucial environmental preservation is. Let's take a look at its history, topic, and other details.

Earth Day is a global event, celebrated every year to show support for environmental conservation. It serves as a global reminder of the value of environmental sustainability and conservation, inspiring people to unite and take action in support of a healthier planet and a brighter future.

Moreover, the day promotes a strong bond with nature and increases awareness while spurring action.

World Earth Day 2024 date and theme

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. Planet vs. Plastics is the topic for the 2024 World Earth Day. Focusing on the detrimental effects of plastic pollution on the environment is the focus of the theme. To protect the environment, EARTHDAY.ORG wants a 60% decrease in plastic manufacturing by 2040. The goal is to eliminate plastic by the year 2024.

World Earth Day 2024 history and significance

Earth Day's beginnings date back to 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson of the United States and Harvard student Denis Hayes came up with the concept for the event. Both the enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in January 1969 and the United States declining environmental conditions severely troubled them.

In addition, he was very troubled by the effects on the environment and wished to channel the vigour of student demonstrations into the growing public awareness of air and water pollution. To organise the campus teach-ins and spread awareness of environmental protection, he enlisted the help of young activist Denis Hayes.

Earth Day expanded internationally and crossed national boundaries by 1990. The day is important because it causes people to reframe their thoughts and see that people are inextricably linked to nature rather than existing apart from it. It inspires people to adopt tiny lifestyle adjustments to support environmental concerns and build a more sustainable future.

World Earth Day 2024 activities to do

People may participate in a variety of environmental activities to make Earth Day memorable since it promotes awareness of the need to safeguard our world. 

People may commit to not using plastics in their houses, go on nature walks, alter their lifestyle to leave a smaller carbon footprint, teach their friends and family about environmental conservation, and much more. The concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycle may also be learned and applied to your daily life.