All About Earth Day
Do you know the name of the planet we live on? That is right! We live on the planet Earth, the third planet from the Sun. So, are you every aware that every year, there is an event to honor our beautiful planet? Let us find out what the day is all about and how it started! Each year on the 22nd of April, all of us celebrate a day that is meant to honor our dear planet, and it is referred to as Earth Day. As a matter of fact, Earth Day was first observed in 1970, when a movement was started by some people to bring the deteriorating situation of the Earth under everyone’s notice. The idea of celebrating Earth Day was given by the bright, Senator Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin during the time when in 1969, there was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He presented the idea so as to give back plants and flowers to Earth and minimize gas use to protect the environment. He wanted to make sure that even the students participated, so the chosen day became April 22nd, a weekday to ensure maximum participation by students. Since then, all of us celebrate Earth Day every year!