World Earth Day

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News: World Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April

Facts:

  • Background: 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.
  • 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.
  • 2020 Theme: Climate Action.