It’s that time of the year when we need to reflect. No, it’s not New Year’s Eve! It’s Earth Day!
“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
The Origins of Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual, international event that started in the year 1970. This day celebrates our planet Earth and emphasizes raising awareness about pressing environmental issues.
In 1970, about 20 million participants took to the streets, auditoriums, and other public places to call for a sustainable environment and greater protection to our planet – the first Earth Day. According to EarthDay.org, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
In 1990 Earth Day put environmental issues in the global spotlight with the support and participation of 200 million people from 141 countries, leading to the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Earth Day Today
The theme of Earth Day this year is #RestoreOurEarth.
Working toward the sustainability of our planet is such an important cause that one ‘Earth Day’ a year is far from sufficient. But this day acts as an important reminder for us to pause and reflect on the things we do and the impact they have on the bigger picture, on the environment. It is a good time to make small changes in our lives, to do our part for planet Earth.
What We Can Do
That there’s no PLANET B is a stark reality, and it is our responsibility to ensure we leave a safe Earth as our legacy – an Earth free of water, air, and soil pollution; an Earth without toxic waste.
Step outside and look around. The breeze, the green trees, and the chirping birds will soothe your mind. When we take some time out to observe nature, we appreciate it and become grateful for it. We’re here to live with everything that the Earth has to offer, and not to exploit it.
Small activities can compound the impact on the environment, and being mindful of those small activities we do, can make a huge difference.
We at CommLab India stand with our planet as we do our bit to conserve water and paper. Our office is a green haven with plants on the staircases and in the lobbies.