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World Earth Day: Restore Our Earth

 Feature Desk

 Published: 10:05 AM, 22 April 2021  

World Earth Day today; Photo: Collected

World Earth Day today; Photo: Collected

World Earth Day 2021 is being observed on Thursday across the world including Bangladesh. 

This year’s theme of the day – “Restore Our Earth” and “focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems.” In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation is the only way to address climate change.

Every year on April 22, the day has been celebrated to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire people to save and protect it. Many individuals and organizations from across the globe participate in activities intended to world towards a healthier environment for future generations. 

Unfortunately, this year’s Earth Day is taking place amid the most widespread and deadly coronavirus pandemics the world has seen for generations. As a result, any gatherings or other in-person events have had to be canceled. 

Meanwhile, Google marked the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a special interactive doodle that highlights how everyone can plant the seed to a brighter future – one sapling at a time!

The planet we call home continues to nurture life and inspire wonder. Our environment works hard to sustain us, which calls for us to return the favor. Today’s video Doodle shows a variety of trees being planted within natural habitats, one of the many ways we can do our part to keep our Earth healthy for future generations.

Earth Day is being observed on April 22 since 1970. The day is commemorated every year to highlight environmental issues like loss of biodiversity, increasing pollution among others. 

On April 22, 1970, when the first Earth Day was marked, around 10 percent of the entire United States population — back then around 20 million — took to streets across cities and colleges to protest against the negligence of the environment. The protesters also demanded a new way forward for the planet.