April 22 marks this year's Earth Day, the largest civic observance in the world, which takes place every year and host activities that engage more than 1 billion people around the globe.
Blossoming since the first in 1970, Earth Day is the culmination of a year-round effort by the Earth Day Network to broaden, diversify and mobilise the environmental movement.
At the crux of Earth Day is education; the aim to inspire and empower the public to take action in defense of environmental protection. By explaining why it is crucial "to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet", the goal is to become an engine for creating green voters, accelerating environmental and climate laws and policies, and advancing green technologies and jobs.
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Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world
The Earth Day Network have also joined forces with March for Science to co-organise a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day will involve a series of speeches and training with scientists and civic organizers, as well as musical performances: all in a joint effort to emphasise the public service role played by science in our communities and our world. The teach-in concept was deployed for the very first Earth Day in 1970, and focuses on the need to hold our leaders in science and politics responsible for upholding the highest standards.
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