Earth Day 2022: Why Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April? Learn the History, Theme and Purpose of Earth Day


Earth is the source of life for all living beings. Earth provides us with all the natural resources that a tree, an animal or a human needs, to live life. However, with time, all the necessary natural resources are being exploited in such a way that all the resources can be exhausted before time. In such a situation, it will be difficult for humans to survive on earth. To solve this problem, there is a need to conserve the things given by nature. 'Earth Day' is celebrated every year on 22 April with the aim of making everyone aware of this need. But do you know who started celebrating Earth Day and when and why? Who gave the name Earth to the planet we live on and why? On the occasion of World Earth Day, know about the history, importance and important things of this day.

When is Earth Day celebrated?
History of earth day
Celebration of Earth Day was started in 1970. The day was first started by US Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental education. A year earlier, in 1969, a tragedy occurred due to an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Many people got hurt in this accident and decided to work towards environmental protection. After this, on April 22, on the call of Nelson, about 20 million Americans took part in the first event of Earth Day.


Earth day theme
Earth Day started being celebrated every year from the year 1970. Every year a special theme is kept for Earth Day. The theme of Earth Day 2020 was Climate Action. The theme of Earth Day 2022 is 'Invest in our Planet'.