April 22 is Earth Day

Every year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated. In this way, people’s awareness of nature and the environment is strengthened. Then many organizations and individuals from all over the world participate in various activities. This year’s theme is “Let’s Rebuild Our Earth”. The focus is on natural processes and green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. There are as many as 51 suggestions on how to be the “guardian of planet Earth” every day of the year.



  1. I’ll never forget reading the unsigned editorial that a local B.C. community newspaper printed just before Earth Day 2017, titled “Earth Day in need of a facelift”. Varied lengths of the same editorial was also run by other community newspapers, all owned by the same news-media mogul, who’s also an aspiring oil refiner. It opined that “some people would argue that [the day of environmental action] … is an anachronism”, that it should instead be a day of recognizing what we’ve societally accomplished. “And while it [has] served us well, in 2017, do we really need Earth Day anymore?”

    I’ve never heard anyone, let alone a mainstream news outlet, suggest we’re doing so well as to render Earth Day an unnecessary “anachronism”. Considering the sorry state of the planet’s natural environment, I found it one of the most irresponsible acts of editorial journalism I’d witnessed in my 33 years of news-media consumption. While some readers may dismiss it as just another opinion, there are many readers (as I once was) who may take such unsigned editorials, especially from their local press, as a seriously considered and balanced argument.

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    • Dear fgsjr2015,

      Thanks a lot for giving us more details from the history about this significant day. No matter what the topic is- there will always be different opinions from different people. After all we are all humans. You are right-some news (intriguing) from media stay in our mind forever. Wish you all the best.


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