Earth Day Special

Rishi Shah, Staff Writer

Every year on April 22, Earth Day commemorates the start of the contemporary environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is now generally acknowledged as the world’s largest secular celebration, with over a billion people participating each year in a day of action to improve human behavior and generate global, national, and local policy changes for a better planet.

As the effects of climate change become more visible every day, the struggle for a clean environment is becoming increasingly urgent. As public knowledge of the climate issue develops, so does civil society mobilization, which is at an all-time high today throughout the world. Citizens across the globe are rising up to demand far stronger action for our planet and its people, disillusioned by the lack of ambition following the passage of the Paris Agreement in 2015 and outraged by international environmental sluggishness.

Here are some things you may integrate into your regular routines to make a difference and commemorate Earth Day this year:

Picking up roadside garbage: Picking up roadside rubbish is something that we should all do to keep our surroundings clean and keep it from becoming a breeding ground for illnesses. But please, do it safely!

Planting trees: Trees not only beautify any surroundings, but they also aid the environment in a variety of ways, such as creating oxygen and filtering out toxins to clean the air.

Educating yourself and others around you: This is another action you may do on Earth Day. While efforts are being made to promote awareness among institutions and schools, adults must also be mindful of their acts that contribute to environmental degradation.

Overall, Earth Day is a day for all of us to remember the environment in the midst of our hectic lives. It is a day to remember to keep doing the little things that aid our environment, including turning off the lights, conserving energy, planting trees, and recycling, reducing, and reusing as much as possible.