Happy Earth Day 2019: This year’s theme is ‘protect our species’

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  1. On the occasion of Earth Day 2019, several events and campaigns are being held worldwide. The Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22nd April.
  2. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is ‘Protect Our Species’. It aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species across the world. The extinction of species is directly linked to human activity which causes climate change, deforestation and pollution.
  3. The Earth Day celebrates the earth’s environment and raises public awareness about pollution. It was first celebrated in the year 1970. The idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin.
  4. The activities on Earth Day are led and coordinated by Earth Day Network. It is a US based international environmental NGO and has presence in 195 countries.