International Earth Day Earth Day – April 22, marks more than half a billion people. Each year, the International Earth Day Network coordinates the actions of more than 12,000 partners in 174 countries to protect the planet Earth and preserve life on it. The network seeks to create broad civil support for sustainable and effective environmental development policies around the world.
Earth Day is celebrated for the first time in Bulgaria on 14 December 1930. The feast of the Bulgarian Earth gives the organizers the opportunity to take the initiative to establish an International Earth Day. This idea is strongly supported by the President of the International Agricultural Institute in Rome – De Michelis. The day that was proposed was 21 March. The day also has an astronomical value and can satisfy all the requirements of all northern and southern hemispheres of the Earth.
For the first time, Earth Day was officially celebrated on April 22, 1970 in the United States and Canada. Millions of North Americans take part in a demonstration and urge politicians, statesmen, businesses to incorporate environmental protection into their priorities. In 1990, the celebration of our planet was declared international, with Bulgaria being included in its celebration in 1993. The aim is to unite the planet’s people in the protection of the environment.
The first Earth Day celebration is organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin Governor and Senator who raises the cause of nature conservation, and Denis Heyes, a prominent student leader. More than 20 million Americans from all over the country are involved in First Earth Day events. As a result of this event, a powerful environmental movement was formed and the laws of clean air and clean water were adopted in the United States.
Bulgaria is one of the first countries to join the Earth Day International Day since 1990. Thousands of Bulgarians are invited to celebrate Earth Day, and the day is celebrated with a variety of events dedicated to the preservation of the environment. More than 30,000 Bulgarian children are signatories under the Earth Declaration of Living Terms. The Declaration was presented to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. Since then, each year Bulgaria has been taking part in the Earth Day celebration and has contributed to a cleaner and healthier environment for storing life on the planet.
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