New Delhi: On Sunday people observe Earth Day by spreading awareness of the need for conservation but also take action to protect the environment. The theme of Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution.
Tracing its history, Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and has ever since been an annual event. The person credited for organising the event 48 years ago is US Senator Gaylord Nelson. He gathered the support of millions of Americans who demonstrated in across different cities in the United States.
Eventually, the issue of clean environment and earth conservation was brought into the national agenda. Various events were organised and people came out to the streets to reaffirm their support for protecting the environment.
The Earth Day gained immense success in 2016, when the countries around the world came together and agreed to a legally binding Climate Deal at the Paris Climate Conference.