The world celebrates Earth Day: interesting facts about this day

The world celebrates Earth Day: interesting facts about this day

Katerina Belousova

In 1971, the UN declared the spring equinox to be International Earth Day

On March 20, the world celebrates the first International Earth Day, which aims to draw attention to the miracle of life and the need for joint efforts to preserve the planet's resources. This day also takes into account peacekeeping and humanitarian goals.

EcoPolitic has prepared some interesting facts about this day for its readers.

The date of March 20 was not chosen by chance, as it is the day of the vernal equinox, when the biological rhythm of the planet changes and it enters a new stage of development. This Earth Day was first conceived in 1969 to remind us of the need to take care of the environment. In 1971, the UN proclaimed the vernal equinox as the International Earth Day.

On this day, countries look for new ways to preserve the planet to make the Earth more sustainable for future generations. On March 20, activists also hold campaigns to clean up garbage, plant trees, save water and other resources, recycle waste, and more. Often on this day, educational events are held for children to teach them the importance of taking care of nature.

In addition, this day is celebrated by LiberoAssurance, an accredited certification body that helps companies implement an environmental management system.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that March 18 was World Recycling Day, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling.

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