Once again, it’s that special time of the year! We can’t wait for Earth Day 2023, which is just around the corner. Earth Day is a celebration of the earth and our environment. It is a historical event that takes place every year. On Earth Day, we will remember how closely we are connected to the earth, as well as our responsibility to protect it.
On this day, we come together to show our support for the planet and make pledges to do our part in protecting it. All of us can contribute to the environment by planting trees, cleaning up waste, and reducing our dependence on non-renewable resources like fossil fuels.
All the latest updates of Earth Day 2023 are given below. So, let’s dive in.
When is Earth Day 2023?
The annual Earth Day event takes place on April 22 each year. This year, Earth Day is on Saturday, 22 April 2023. Participating in this global event raises awareness of the importance of protecting our planet and its natural resources. In addition, it encourages people to engage in conserving the environment. Rallies, concerts, and tree-planting activities are among the many activities and events that take place on Earth Day.
Brief History of Earth Day
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. The event was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin. He was inspired to action after witnessing the damage caused by an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in the year 1969.
Gaylord Nelson realized that there was a need for humans to become more environmentally aware and active in preserving our planet. He hoped that Earth Day would be a way to educate people about the importance of environmental protection.
Earth Day quickly became a global phenomenon. More than 20 million people participated in the events across the United States on the first Earth Day. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries around the world. At present, more than 1 billion people around the world take part in Earth Day.
On April 22, 2020, Earth Day celebrated its 50th anniversary. The event, however, was organized through digital platforms due to Covid-19.
The purpose of Earth Day is to bring awareness to the environmental issues our planet faces and to promote solutions for a sustainable future.
Earth Day 2023 Theme
Following last year’s successful campaign, global Earth Day organizer EarthDay.org (EDO), has announced the 2023 theme. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.”
Yes, it will be a continuation of the successful 2022 campaign. Once again, we must act boldly in order to achieve a successful outcome. We should innovate in a broader sense, and put our ideas into practice in an equitable manner.
Our planet needs our investment now. As we look forward to 2023, it is necessary that we come together once again in partnership for our mother earth. In order for a green, prosperous, and equitable future to become a reality, businesses, governments, and civil society must take action against the climate crisis.
Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2023)– EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO), Invest in Our Planet. A continuation of 2022’s theme, Invest in Our Planet is focused on engaging governments, institutions, businesses, and the more than 1 billion citizens who participate annually in Earth Day to do their part – everyone accounted for, everyone accountable.
EARTHDAY.ORG sees opportunity in 2023 to right the wrongs of past actions. To build a new version of society where fossil fuels, plastic pollution, and excessive carbon emissions are eliminated. Major ways to construct this new version of society include:
- Plant trees. The Canopy Project empowers conservation and restoration efforts around the globe by offering individuals the opportunity to strengthen their communities and fight against climate change in hope for a greener future.
- End fast fashion. By addressing the public’s lack of understanding about the inner workings of the fashion industry, Fashion for the Earth calls on the youth of the world to take a proactive approach in addressing the industry’s environmental impacts.
- End plastic pollution. Plastic pollution impacts every single organism on our planet. On Earth Day, and every other day, people can take action to lessen the problem. The Great Global Cleanup calls on all governments, institutions, and individuals worldwide to help fight the man-made environmental crisis while also working to improve habitats and prevent harm to wildlife and humans, moving towards a cleaner planet.
- Equitable education. As we continue in the race against climate change, building a brighter future requires an urgent prioritization of climate education and environmental literacy. The Climate Education and Environmentally Literacy Campaign is igniting an educational revolution to ensure students receive high quality education regardless of where they are in the world, empowering them to be engaged and informed environmental stewards.
- Vote for the Earth. Democracy only works when everyone votes. For true environmental and climate leadership, individuals need to make it impossible for politicians to run for office without leading as environmental champions. Vote Earth encourages individuals to use their voting power to support government policies put forward to protect our environment.
“Earth Day is about the billions of individual actions taken worldwide towards a greener, more equitable future. We have the money, the ingenuity, and the resources,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of EARTHDAY.ORG, “if governments, institutions, businesses, and individuals each Invest in Our Planet by allocating time, money, innovation, and social commitment towards these areas of action we can solve climate change.”
For more information on Earth Day 2023, the official theme, updates, and how to get involved, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2023/
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day (1970), EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day actions each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Learn more at earthday.org.