Happy Earth Day 2016! A day when up to 1 billion people from across the globe come together to inspire, motivate, raise awareness, and tackle the many environmental issues that our planet is facing, Earth Day has just one mission, and that is to create the world’s largest environmental movement, and if you are worried about the effects of global warming, today is the day when you really should be doing something about it!
If you have never heard of Earth Day before, you’ll be surprised to know that this movement is now in its 46th year. The first Earth Day took place on 22nd April 1970, when some 20 million Americans from all walks of life decided to launch a movement that would address climate change and build a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations.
By 1990, Earth Day had gone global, with more than 200 million people in 141 countries ‘doing their bit’ to limit the impact we humans have on the planet, and today that number has increased to more than 1 billion people worldwide, which may sound impressive, but when you consider that there are over 7 billion people in the world, we still have a long way to go!
However, today leaders from some 160 countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement in a bid to stem global warming, and with ‘the powers that be’ finally getting involved in this highly controversial issue, we could be one step closer in saving the natural habitat of many endangered species, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases we produce, and giving the planet the boost it needs to sustain our demanding lifestyles.
If you want to get involved in Earth Day 2016, head on over to the official website and donate to the Trees for Earth Project. At just $1 USD per tree, everyone can afford to support this worthy cause that aims to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide, which will in turn, filter the air we breathe and help repair some of the damage we have done over the years.
Climate change is very real, so why not do something about it today. The planet will thank you for it, and so will your grandchildren!