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Earth Day

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. This day is marked to encourage people about Earth's environment and make them aware about the environmental problems that growing up very rapidly. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

This day marks the anniversary of the birth of modern environmental movement in 1970. It was founded by U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson. He proposed the first nationwide environmental protest "to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda". It was a gamble for him but it worked well.

Now this day is celebrated in many countries every year. The UN celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969.

The Earth Day reminds us to be more conscious about our responsibilities to make this green world even greener, to stop pollution of all kinds and avoid all those activities which pollutes the environment of this beautiful world.

Do something "GREEN" on this day! Cleaner Air, longer life! Let's give our next generation a healthier, pollution-free world. That would be the best thing we can do for the generations to come!

Source: Wikipedia, Earth Day Network

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