The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
This day was created by American Senator, Gaylord Nelson, to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean.
On that day, people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in their community such as planting trees, cleaning up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more.
Since then, more than 500 million people in over 180 countries have participated in Earth Day activities led by the Earth Day Network.
Earth Day Network is calling on cities to go 100% renewable by 2050. They have said that all of our consumed energy could be created by renewable energy sources– sun, wind and water!
According to the network, 2015 will be their biggest year in environmental history!
WHAT DO YOU THINK TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CAN DO TO IMPROVE OUR GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT – HOW WILL YOU LEAD EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
Some achievements of the Earth Day movement: