Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today is the Earth Day


A doodle on flowers
Doodle (Dhaka: April 26, 1995) © Jerome D'Costa

Today is the 40th Earth Day. It is now observed with environmentally-conscious programmes in more than 160 countries of the world. The purpose of the Earth Day is to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. In most of the countries, this day is observed on April 22.

US Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin founded the Earth Day on April 22, 1970. First it was observed in the USA, later this movement spread all over the world.

Today, even after 40 years of the observance of the Earth Day, the world is greater danger than before. The population explosion is making heavy demands on the world's resources like air, water and other resources. There is also the problem of wastage and ill-use or misuse of these resources.

All of us, in rich countries as well as poor countries, seriously need to be environment-conscious in our daily behaviour. We need to use the resources judiciously reducing wastage as much as possible. We need to recycle things and save on our resources. Pollutions, global warming and climate changes need to be seriously taken and acted upon.

Let's make the greens greener, let's make the Earth happy!

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