World Earth Day 2021
22 April 2021
Today's 'World Earth Day'!
What is 'World Earth Day'?
'World Earth Day' is an event designed to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is made up of a wide range of events co-ordinated globally by www.earthday.org, all of which showing support and doing their bit for the environmental protection of our precious planet. This event has grown and grown over the years to have now gained the following of over 1 BILLION people in more than 193 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES- pretty impressive!
The all-important day was first held on 22nd April, 1970, and was founded by a Peace Activist called John McConnell as a day to honour Earth and the concept of peace. The first 'Earth Day' event was massively successful as more than 20 million people stepped out onto the streets to show support. This still actually remains the largest single day protest in HUMAN HISTORY!
'Earth Day' 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the world-famous event, and over 100 million people around the world observed it online (things were a little different due to COVID). Even though it wasn't celebrated outside as it usually is, they still managed to make it a huge success, and it is now actually referred to as the largest online mass mobilization in history! This organisation have really put a massive stamp on the battle to make the planet more eco-friendly.
What are we doing to help?
In aid of this year's celebrations, we have comitted to turning the lights off in the office and warehouse during natural light peak hours on every day possible and sunny enough to save electricity, what are you doing to help?