Celebration of Earth Day & The Theme for Its Sustainability
Save Earth or Die!!!!!!!!!!!
Earth Day has actually gained much political support since the first Earth Day in 1970 in the United States when a senator in Wisconsin called for an environmental teach-in. Senator Nelson got the idea for Earth Day when he saw an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969 and wanted to raise awareness of the effects such man-made disasters can have on ecosystems. Thousands of organizations joined in and supported that first Earth Day with events taking place in New York City and Philadelphia. The 20th and 30th anniversaries of Earth Day mobilized the caused to countries around the world and the United Nations has since designated April 22nd as Earth Day.
The fight for a clean environment continues in a climate of increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day.
The message is loud and clear: Our planet needs help to sustain us and we need to stand up and be counted. The Earth today faces many problems; global warming is one of the major ones. Other problems include pesticide overuse, unplanned drilling of oil-wells, reckless deforestation, overfishing of certain delicate marine species, denudation of coral reefs and expansion of deserts.
Google in its very own special way reminds us all that today is Earth Day with a beautiful Google doodle. In India the 2011 theme for Earth day is ‘Sustainable Water Resources: Rural and Urban Challenges’. In the United States this year Earth Day is themed after A Billion Acts of Green according to earthday.org. The elements of the 2011 Earth Day campaign includes; The Canopy Project, Green Schools, Women and Green Economy, Athletes for the Earth, Creating Climate Wealth and Arts for the Earth.
Earth Day Network and Facebook are collaborating to engage people worldwide in environmental action through the Billion Acts of Green campaign. The two organizations have created a new application to motivate people to reduce their impact on the environment.