#EarthDay is an annual event which is celebrated on April 22 worldwide, many events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McCpnnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace. Earth Day was first celebrated on March 21, 1970, with events held in more than 193 countries, are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. This day was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in and was first held on April 22, 1970. Denis Allen Hayes, an environmental advocate and proponent of solar power, founded the Earth Day Network which includes more than 180 nations around the world.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by some 120 countries including the United States and China. This signing prompted the historic draft of the climate protection treaty which was adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the many environmental issues that the world is facing currently. On Earth Day 2017, The March for Science was born – a protest against Donald Trump administration’s views on climate change and science, the misrepresentation and exclusion of scientific knowledge in policy decisions. The March for Science emphasizes that science isn’t just for scientists – that it impacts all of us, and that there is a need to protect our health and our environment, by providing us with facts and evidence to hold our governments accountable. A series of rallies and marches were held in Washington, D.C., and more than 600 other cities across the world. The second annual event was held on April 14, 2018 with more than 70 satellite events around the world including New York City, Abuja, Nigeria, Baraut and India.
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