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Earth Day info

Category: Holidays in America - Date: (20-02-2012, 03:10)
Earth Day info


Earth Day calendar:

Earth Day 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day history facts


      On April 22, the world observes Earth Day. It is marked on the day of birth of J. Sterling Morton, the manager of Nebraska, in the north of the U.S., subsequently holding the position of Minister of Agriculture. It was he who put forward the idea of establishing the holiday focused on the conservation of all the good things and beauty that nature has endowed us.

      When did Earth Day begin? - For the first time Earth Day was held in 1970 and since then every April 22 people around the world have been marking this holiday. Annually more than 3000 groups take part in the festive activities with about 100,000 people involved around the world.

      And in 1990, the day became an international occasion, which was attended by 200 million people from 141 countries around the world. By 2000, the event saw the participation of hundreds of millions of participants from 181 countries.

      Earth Day is a holiday celebrated by people of all nationalities and confessions.

      Every year, scientists from all over the world gather at a round table to discuss global environmental issues. For example, in 2006, the Centre for Environmental Education and Information (CEEI) organized a round table, where twenty professors from various universities, heads of NGOs and government officials gathered to discuss Russia’s and the United States’ approaches to controlling and preventing environmental problems.

      The U.S. government and CEEI have been cooperating successfully in various fields since 1994. More than twenty experts in the realm of ecology from the Urals and Western Siberia visited the United States within the scope of educational programs of the U.S. State Department.

      Earth Day Network is an international non-governmental organization that brings together 12 000 organizations in 174 countries around the world., Earth Day Network puts the development of environmental education as the purpose of their activities. Every year an exhibition of posters dedicated to Earth Day opens at the American Corner in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The purpose of the exhibition is to draw people's attention to the problems of the ecology of our planet.

      According to foreign media various events and activities are organized in various countries on this day. They are conferences, exhibitions, blocking the road traffic on the busy streets of major cities, cleaning and tree planting.

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