22 Apr World Earth Day 2021
What is World Earth Day?
World Earth Day takes place on the 22nd of April every year. World Earth Day is a chance for environmental issues to claim the global spotlight, just for a moment.
Last year Earth Day celebrated its 50th Anniversary the theme was climate action. This year’s theme is Restoring Our Earth. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
Earth Day Fact Sheet
- Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22nd, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection
- The creator of Earth Day is Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, who proposed the first nationwide environmental protest “to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda,”.
- Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in earth day campaigns every year.
- It is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
- In 2000, Earth Day turned into a sustainable annual event rather than one that occurred every 10 years.
- Earth Day activities in 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
10 tips on how we can help!
- Switch to eco-friendly shopping practices and buy from sustainable businesses.
- Do not purchase single-use plastics
- Shop locally, and organically
- Record wildlife near you
- Re-use and Recycle
- Reduce your carbon footprint – the smallest effort will make a difference.
- Plant pollinator-friendly plants
- Keep your garden or greenspace chemical-free
- Use Eco-friendly cleaning products
- Bike to work programs
Online Activities to celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day 2021 with UNICEF Ireland
3 Days of Climate Action Live Streaming
Something for the kids
Many Zoo’s around the world have virtual tours, live feeds and videos on their websites.
Find links below:
As Dublin Zoo continues to deliver fun and educational experiences to the people in Ireland and beyond. The Eco Explorers Club through the sustainable partnership with SSE Airtricity will give families the tools and resources to learn at home: – The Eco Explorers Club – Dublin Zoo
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Centre video on the centres 15-year-old reef exhibit.
Check out a few of our favourite hotspots at the zoo, the lemurs at Madagascar, the langurs in Jungle World, and the penguins in the Sea Bird Aviary – virtual tour of Bronx Zoo