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Earth Day – 22nd April, 2021.

- By Mugdha Gaonkar

Earth Day is observed annually on 22nd April. With rising awareness and concerns among the millennial generation, Earth day is gaining more and more popularity with each passing year. This day is looked upon as an opportunity by millions of people. Stakeholders and environment enthusiast create environment awareness work together to tackle various environmental issues in a sustainable manner. Earth day has helped countries to drive positive actions for our Planet.

Earth Day 2021 theme

Restore Our Earth is the theme for Earth Day 2021.
The theme - Restore Our Earth - focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation is the only way to address climate change.

Significance:

As mentioned above, Earth Day is celebrated to acknowledge climate change and spread awareness about the same in the world. This year, amid the pandemic, a host of environmental issues are being prioritized. According to earthday.org, the topics that will take the limelight at the digital event are:

• Climate and environmental literacy
• Climate restoration technologies
• Reforestation efforts
• Regenerative agriculture
• Equity and environmental justice
• Citizen science
• Cleanups

In our day to day struggle of survival of the fittest in this pandemic, we tend to forget the only planet in the universe where life is possible, “The Earth”. The deadly COVID-19 pandemic has eclipsed the climates crises. Thus this is the right time to celebrate Earth Day to resurface the climate crises which is an alarming state and it needs immediate attention to avoid any other threat of pandemics in future.

References:

• https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/

• https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/earth-day/

• https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/earth-day-2021-when-what-date-b1831518.html